Mumford & Sons announce Johannesburg with Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg
Conceived in Johannesburg during the February tour, these songs were recorded over two all-day-and-all-night sessions, with production handled by Mumford & Sons and The Very Best's Johan Hugo.
"Since day one, we have been proactive in touring places that most bands don't often get to," Ted Dwane said. "It keeps us from the monotony. I think the road could easily feel like Groundhog Day but whether it's the Scottish Highlands, India, or a tour on barge boats, our travels still feel fresh and exciting."
"Going to South Africa felt to us to be an adventure into a continent that none of us knew well. The appetite for live music is huge and the youth culture is exploding with energy and rejuvenation."
'There Will Be Time' with Baaba Maal, the first track from 'Johannesburg', debuted at number 1 in the South African charts as an exclusive digital release before making its way overseas as a limited edition 7" vinyl for Record Store Day. Now it's finally available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music.
Watch the trailer for the mini-album and pre-order Johannesburg here.