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Marcus Mumford announces debut solo album and UK and Ireland tour

Listen to his first single, ‘Cannibal’

By Charlotte Krol

Marcus Mumford performs with Mumford & Sons in 2016
Marcus Mumford performs with Mumford & Sons in 2016. (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Drew de F Fawkes)

Marcus Mumford has shared details of his debut solo album and tour alongside the release of his new single, ‘Cannibal’.

The singer-songwriter, who also fronts Mumford & Sons, will release his album called (Self-Titled) via Island Records on 16 September (pre-order here).

Mumford‘s album is produced by Blake Mills and includes feature spots from Phoebe Bridgers, Clairo, Brandi Carlile, and Monica Martin.

(Self-Titled) tracklist:

01. ‘Cannibal’
02. ‘Grace’
03. ‘Prior Warning’
04. ‘Better off High’
05. ‘Only Child’
06. ‘Dangerous Game’ (ft. Clairo)
07. ‘Better Angels’
08. ‘Go in Light’ (ft. Monica Martin)
09. ‘Stonecatcher’ (ft. Phoebe Bridgers)
10. ‘How’ (ft. Brandi Carlile)

In a handwritten statement about his new song, Mumford said: “In January 2021, facing demons I danced with for a long time in isolation, I wrote a song called ‘Cannibal’.

“I took it to my friend Blake Mills, and we bang the process of making this album, dear to my heart, called (self-titled).”

You can listen to ‘Cannibal’ below.

Marcus Mumford UK and Ireland Tour 2022:

14 — Leadmill, Sheffield
15 — 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
18 — The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA, Norwich
19 —0 2 Institute 1, Birmingham
20 — Uni Great Hall, Exeter
22 — Marble Factory, Bristol
23 — Albert Hall, Manchester
24 — Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
26 — SWG3 Galvanisers, Glasgow
28 — Olympia, Dublin

Mumford first sparked rumours of a solo career in June when he delivered a live set during a Spotify event on the French Riviera to mark the Cannes Lions International Festival Of Creativity 2022.

Meanwhile, the future of Mumford & Sons is unclear after banjoist Winston Marshall left the band. Marshall faced criticism for praising the work of discredited right-wing US journalist, Andy Ngo.

The group’s last album was Delta, which was released in 2018.