For What It's Worth

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Music: Mumford & Sons

So you know that phrase "Song stuck in my head?" I even use it as the title of my cute new iPod widget on my sidebar...well there is a song that has been truly stuck in my head for two weeks now! I cannot stop singing it!
It's "Little Lion Man" by Mumford & Sons. I love the music - the words...just everything about it. I checked out there website and here's a little info from their biography.......

Band - Biography: Since they formed in December 2007, the members of Mumford & Sons have shared a common purpose: to make music that matters, without taking themselves too seriously. Four young men from West London in their early twenties, they have fire in their bellies, romance in their hearts, and rapture in their masterful, melancholy voices. They are staunch friends - Marcus Mumford, Country Winston, Ben Lovett, and Ted Dwane - who bring their music to us with the passion and pride of an old-fashioned, much-cherished, family business. They create a gutsy, old-time sound that marries the magic of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with the might of Kings Of Leon, and their incredible energy draws us in quickly to their circle of songs, to the warmth of their stories, and to their magical community of misty-eyed men.

About the music on their debut CD Sigh No More:

Sigh No MoreThe album begins with the extraordinary title track, Sigh No More, a statement of intent that references the romantic language of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, as they sing: "Love it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you / It will set you free / Be more like the man you were made to be." Amongst darkly reflective tracks such as Thistle & Weeds and ballads like White Blank Page, Winter Winds and Roll Away Your Stone, by contrast, show the band's sprightlier side, the rollicking banjo of the former conjuring up stormy weather that "litters London with lonely hearts"; the latter a fabulous hoedown about a man unsuccessfully filling the hole in his soul.

I love songs that have words with meaning and tell a story...and the songs from Sigh No More are rich with emotion. Check them out and I hope you like them too! Their MySpace page has steaming videos/music etc.

Here's the video for "Little Lion Man"  (WARNING!! Explicit language!!)


  1. So when you get a song stuck in your head do you listen to it repeatedly to get rid of it or do you pick a new song? Me and DH were debating the best treatment lately....

  2. I love this song too , I heard it on a alternative radio station.

  3. Heather - I usually try to listen to something else but this song is really stuck there!! I hear it almost constantly but not in a annoying way at least! I never tell my husband when I have a song stuck in my head or he of course starts singing it is and gets it stuck back in there!!

    Natassia - Sirius altnation?? That's where I find most of the music I like. There other stuff is really good too!

  4. I love how it crescendos at the end and you really see the emotion that you were talking about.