Mumford & Sons and Pharrell Williams released a gospel-inspired song, “ Good People », and performed it during Paris Fashion Week.
Mumford & Sons have collaborated with Pharrell Williams on a new single, “ Good People ”, which marks the British rock band’s first new music since 2019. The group unveiled the song yesterday during Pharrell’s Louis Vuitton menswear fall/winter show at Paris Fashion Week.
Mumford & Sons (Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane) recorded the song with Pharrell Williams in New York and Paris. They tapped Native Vocalists, a choir of six American and Canadian singers from Native American tribes of the Northern Great Plains, to appear on the track.
This collaboration is the fruit of ten years of friendship between the musicians. Last summer, Mumford & Sons reconnected with Pharrell at his festival, Something in the Water, in Virginia Beach. Pharrell told GQ that he was interested in the band’s aesthetic. “ I always thought their sound was interesting and their aesthetic was just as interesting.did he declare. And I was very curious to know what it would be like to work with them, there was like a snowball effect of curiosity, and if I could even be of added value. »
Singer Marcus Mumford added of the gospel influence on the song: “ We talked about how change does not come without prior revelation. And we had both experienced it. We had all experienced it, and it seemed like we were ready to write a song that matched how we felt and achieved a certain level of expressiveness. »
Mumford & Sons’ latest album, Deltawas released in 2018. In 2019, they shared the single “ Blind Leading the Blind “, which dated from the album’s recording sessions. The follow-up to the album is long overdue: Mumford, who released his first solo album Self-Titled last year, said in 2022 he was ready to make a new Mumford & Sons album.
The group is now a trio and no longer a quartet, following the departure of guitarist and banjoist Winston Marshall, who left the group in 2021.