The tremendous doofs in Mumford & Sons are continuing with their questionable plan to leave behind the big-tent neo-folk that made them famous. The band’s new album Wilder Mind looms imminent, and the hamfisted early singles “Believe” and “The Wolf” move the band toward a supremely bland and character-free form of rock music. The latest is “Snake Eyes,” a song that has the same sort of cathartic build as older Mumford tracks — except instead of building to a big close-harmony bleat-along, this one leads to crashing compressed guitars. It works about as well as you’d imagine. The band has shared the song in live-video form, even though the audio is pretty clearly the studio version. Satisfy your morbid curiosity below.
Wilder Mind is out 5/4 on Glassnote Records.