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Mumford & Sons Going on Hiatus

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Mumford & Sons have had a busy year. Since the release of their second album ‘Babel’ in 2012, the band have seen a blowup of success. According to the group, now is the time to take a break.

Mumford fans hope that the band’s break won’t last long, but they have no activity planned for the near future.

“We have no idea,” keyboardist Ben Lovett tells Rolling Stone. “We just know we’re going to take a considerable amount of time off and just go back to hanging out and having no commitments or pressure or anything like that. It feels like the last week of school right now, before school holiday when you’re in high school.”

In the interview, Lovett didn’t hint that the band’s break would be anything long-term.

“I don’t think we’ve had, actually, much time in the process to be with other people and living a life outside of the band,” Lovett says. “I think that’s what’s in place at the moment: to do very little, especially when it comes to Mumford & Sons.”

In February, Lovett and bassist Ted Dwane indicated to Rolling Stone that they might be ready for a break.

“These shows take a bit more out of us,” said Lovett. “We have a bigger responsibility to be in better form. We can’t be dropping the set 20 minutes because Marcus has tired legs.”

“We definitely want a little break,” Dwane added. “We’re going to have a little rest.”

The band took a short break this summer when Dwane underwent successful emergency brain surgery.

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