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Mumford & Sons – Johannesburg

In today’s ridiculously commercial and repetitive music scene comes a fresh sound: Mumford & Sons’ latest EP, Johannesburg – featuring Baaba Maal, The Very Best and Beatenberg – is an interesting and different musical journey.

The lead single ‘There Will Be Time’ is a nice blend of western lyrics, afrobeat rhythms and various foreign dialects (the album is inspired by the band’s South African tour). The EP comprises of five new tracks, all offering a unique listening experience yet sharing a unified sound.

The collaborations work in favour of the taste of the album, and each artist has lent a special something to the tracks. Mumford & Sons have stuck to their ‘rootsy music’ base and all in all, this is a musical success for the band and a great blend of different genres. (JA)

★★★1/2

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