Marcus Mumford tries to put an end to rumors he is leaving Mumford & Sons in favor of a solo career


Marcus Mumford ends rumors he is leaving Mumford & Sons by revealing he got ‘permission’ from the band he is ‘still in’ to create his first solo album

Marcus Mumford has been trying to clear the air about rumors surrounding his forthcoming solo album and his future with Mumford & Sons. 

The British-American singer, 35, recently caused fans to speculate if he was parting ways with the members of the Grammy winning group after news broke that he’s working on a solo album. 

On Friday night, the Guiding Light singer attempted to put an end to the rumors at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles as he joined Brandi Carlile, 41, on stage.

Song remains the same:  Marcus Mumford, 35, has revealed he is working on a solo album, but with the blessing of his bandmates in Mumford & Sons. Pictured New York May 2022

Song remains the same:  Marcus Mumford, 35, has revealed he is working on a solo album, but with the blessing of his bandmates in Mumford & Sons. Pictured New York May 2022

Before singing a new ballad with Carlile, the songwriter took the microphone, to describe the process of making new music. 

‘I have openly cried four times this evening…’ he said, according to Variety.

‘Same,’ agreed Brandi.

Boys in the band: The Guiding Light singer formed Mumford & Sons in 2007 with bandmates Winston Marshall, Ted Dwane and Ben Lovett. Pictured Las Vegas 2019

Boys in the band: The Guiding Light singer formed Mumford & Sons in 2007 with bandmates Winston Marshall, Ted Dwane and Ben Lovett. Pictured Las Vegas 2019

‘Mostly because of what an impact my friend Brandi has had on my life since we became friends quite a long time ago now,’ the front man added.

Next, he confirmed he was creating a new record, which received a ‘full blessing and permission’ to do from the band he’s ‘still in.’ 

The statement was greeted with applause from the crowd as he continued: ‘She heard a couple of songs and put her arm around me and said, ‘I’m gonna help you do whatever it is you need to do to finish this.’ And so we went into the studio the next day and wrote and recorded this song, which is the last song on the record.’ 

Social media: The Beloved singer recently created an Instagram account, sharing videos from inside the studio where he’s producing his solo album

Collaboration: Marcus collaborated with Brandi Carlile 41 on a duet which he told the audience at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles Friday, June 24, would be the final track on his upcoming album

Collaboration: Marcus collaborated with Brandi Carlile 41 on a duet which he told the audience at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles Friday, June 24, would be the final track on his upcoming album

Marcus recently created an Instagram account and all three posts are videos of his work in the studio, including a snippet in which he finished the duet with Brandi. There’s no word yet on the title of the duet or the album or when it will be released. 

The multi-talented musician formed Mumford & Sons in 2007 with fellow musicians Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, and Winston Marshall.

He is married to actress Carey Mulligan, 37. The two were childhood pen pals and reconnected when they were working on the set of Inside Llewyn Davis.  They married in 2012 and are the parents of two children, Evelyn, six,  and Wilford, four.  

Love story: The Lover of the Light artist is married to former childhood pen pal Carey Mulligan, 37. They have two children, Evelyn, six, and Wilford, four. Pictured New York May 2022

Love story: The Lover of the Light artist is married to former childhood pen pal Carey Mulligan, 37. They have two children, Evelyn, six, and Wilford, four. Pictured New York May 2022

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