Marcus Mumford said he used to see albums as “promotions for live shows” before seeking advice from Neil Young a decade ago.
The singer-songwriter has fronted folk-rock group Mumford & Sons since the band formed in 2007.
The Mumford and Sons frontman said that speaking to Neil Young changed his perspective on the music recording process.
“Neil Young sat down with me about 10 years ago and told me how important recorded music is and that I should pay more attention to the way we record because I always have been [like]”Ah, it’s just a promotion for a live show,” he said in a recent interview with NME.
“He said, ‘Nobody, these things last.’
The Mumford and Sons frontman, who is set to release his debut solo album (self proclaimed) on Friday (September 16) said that this advice particularly influenced his upcoming project.
I felt like I was on that record, I listened to that [advice],” he said.
“I paid more attention to the sound than anything I’ve ever done before.”
The news comes after Mumford recently revealed he experienced sexual abuse as a child.
In preparation for his album release, the musician opened up about the inspiration behind his new work.
Speak with GQ hype Speaking of an upcoming song entitled “Cannibal,” Mumford explained that the track is about his mother learning about traumatic experiences that happened when he was six years old.
“Like a lot of people — and I’m learning more and more about this as we go and act it out for people — I was sexually abused as a child,” he said. “Not in the family and not in the church, which some might think. But I hadn’t told anyone about it for 30 years.”
He explained that the track “had to” be the first on his new record as it was his way of not apologizing for what he had been through.
(self proclaimed) will be released on Friday, September 16th.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/marcus-mumford-neil-young-advice-b2167038.html Marcus Mumford used to think of albums as “promotion for live shows” before being advised by Neil Young