Mumford & Sons Performs “Guiding Light” & “Delta” on Saturday Night Live
- British rock band Mumford & Sons appeared on Saturday Night Live, where the band performed “Guiding Light” and “Delta”.
This marks the third time the band has been the musical performer on the sketch show.
Both of songs are included on their fourth studio album “Delta”, which was released on November 16th.
Before Saturday Night Live, the band performed “Guiding Light” with London Contemporary Orchestra on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
The band said of “Guiding Light”, “Guiding Light took a long time to realise because we felt there was a nugget of an idea quite early on but it took a good year for that idea to work psionically in the studio. That was one that we kept banging our heads against the wall with. We finally felt like we got there one night when the banjo and the drums fit together for the first time. That was a cool moment in the record making process. We chose Guiding Light as the first single because it felt like a good bridge between the old stuff and the new stuff. It’s recognizably us, but it’s not the same as what we’ve done before and lyrically it felt like the moment to be telling that specific story.”
“Delta” is album title tune and represents the transition from safety to the wild like a river meets the ocean.
The song includes and concludes with samples of lead singer Marcus Mumford's children giggling.
- source : Rolling Stone