You Are Not Alone In This

Mumford & Sons are becoming close friends with my ears this year. Today I discovered another new tune titled “Timshel” courtesy of a MTV UK Session posted by a clutch college repping comprade. While unsuccessfully searching to find a point of purchase for the new ditty, I decided that I actually enjoy their live version from London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts even more than the MTV production:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Apparently written after falling into the sea at Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, the band played “Timshel” in essentially total darkness that (probably shadowy) March evening. Based on the song’s alleged inspiration, I give the stage concept two thumbs up.

At this point, I’m not sure if Mumford & Sons knows how to do anything less than epic. Like every other song from this band, “Timshel” makes me giddy for a proper full length release. If that mysterious date happens to fall in 2009, I have no doubt it will be a strong contender for Album of the Year.

One more thing — if you’re looking for four minutes of forceful foot stomping, check out the official video for “Little Lion Man” too.

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