Watch Jason Sudeikis Interview Mumford & Sons
British outfit discuss critical acclaim, listening habits and evolving sound of ‘Wilder Mind’
Mumford & Sons and Jason Sudeikis have become fast friends and collaborators since theÂ British outfitÂ played a Beatles cover bandÂ in a 2012Â Saturday Night LiveÂ sketch that Sudeikis wrote. After starring alongside Jason Bateman, Ed Helms and Will Forte inÂ Mumford’s “Hopeless Wanderer” video,Â Sudeikis culminated hisÂ collaborative trilogy with the band moderating a loose, intimate fan Q&A.
Your Wilder Mind questions & more answered, with a little help from our friend Jason…
Posted by Mumford and Sons on Thursday, June 4, 2015
“It was happening already,” bassist Ted Dwane said of the shift. “On the last record, we were sort of on that path, and this feels like a continuation of that journey. And, you know, the fourth record will be a hip-hop album.”
“Yeah, it’s gotta be!” Sudeikis said with a grin. The comedian went on to note that having already released a few hit albums, the band could move in new directions while still maintainingÂ the interest of fans.
“We grew up playing electric guitars and drum kits, electric basses and keyboards, so these are like our first instruments,” Marcus Mumford said. “I think we want to just keep trying different things, because if you just do the same thing again and again, it gets a bit boring. Amongst the four of us, and especially because we’re all songwriters and all play different instruments, we want to keep changing things up. So, it’s whether or not people come with us for that; but if they don’t, I think we’ll still do it.”
OneÂ fan who didn’tÂ have anyÂ interest in keeping up withÂ the band was the woman who postedÂ theÂ final question: “Is this all a joke?”
“‘I bought the banjos, I bought the Londoners playing banjos, that I get,'” cracked member Winston Marshall, amidst the band’s laughter. “‘But now, Londoners playing electric guitars?!'”