So we all knew what to expect from a new Mumford and Sons single. It would have the folk rock sound they pretty much trademarked, Marcus Mumford’s voice would sound like he’s been smoking a pack a day for 20 years, and a foot stomping chorus would ultimately build up to a rowdy banjo solo. We love them, but when Babel was basically Sigh No More Part II, we pretty much had them figured out.
But what we weren’t expecting was this:
The first minute of the video is pretty unremarkable. Oh look, Mumford and his not-actual-sons are playing in a field of grass wearing thrift store mountain men clothing. Their faces are obscured enough so if you aren’t familiar with each member, nothing seems out of the ordinary.
Then Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Will Forte, and Ed Helms happen, and it gets fucking emotional.
The video goes from funny to absolutely ridiculous as the four comedians do everything you would expect in a Mumford and Sons video,
with all the sexual tension of four men passionately harmonizing in an abandoned barn.
Props to Mumford and Sons for proving they don’t take themselves too seriously, and props to Jason, Jason, Will, and Ed for just being perfect human specimens.
This may be exactly what the world needed right now.