Music / Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons are a British folk-rock band, formed in 2007. Its founding (and current) members are the titular Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall, and Ted Dwane.


  • Sigh No More (2009)
  • Babel (2012)
  • Wilder Mind (2015)

I will trope, I will trope for you:

  • Badass Boast: "You haven't met me, I am the only son!"
  • Destructive Romance: "Unfinished Business".
  • Did You Think I Can't Feel?: "Blank White Page" is about the singer losing his temper at the person he's in (unrequited) love with taking advantage of his devotion.
  • Dying Alone: In "After The Storm", the singer is afraid that this will happen to him.
  • Holding Out for a Hero
    If only I had an enemy bigger than my apathy
    I could have won.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Repeated throughout "Little Lion Man" is the singer admitting that he was responsible for destroying the relationship and hurting the one he loved.
    But it was not your fault but mine
    But it was your heart on the line
    I really fucked it up this time
    Didn't I, my dear?
  • Never Be Hurt Again: Implied to be the cause of the singer's conflict between his head and his heart in "Winter Winds". Unusually, it's his head that urges letting him love again, and his heart that refuses to.
  • Non-Appearing Title: "Dust Bowl Dance", "Timshel".
  • Prayer Is a Last Resort: In an unusually threatening way:
    "There will come a time I will look in your eye
    You will pray to the god that you've always denied"
  • Shout-Out: The entirety of the Title Track to Sigh No More references the William Shakespeare comedy Much Ado About Nothing, the song itself (and the album, for that matter) being titled after the song that Balthasar sings in Act 2, Scene 3, and the lyric "But man is a giddy thing" being taken directly from Benedick's final monologue near the end of the play, which he speaks to Don Pedro upon swearing love to Beatrice.
  • Refusal of the Call: "Broken Crown".
    Touch my mouth and hold my tongue
    I'll never be your chosen one.
  • Unrequited Love Lasts Forever: "Where Are You Now" is about a man who is still in love with his ex, who's long since gotten over him.
  • You Are Not Alone: "Timshel".
    You are not alone in this