Mumford & Sons Premieres New Music Video for “Beloved”
- An emotional music video for “Beloved” arrived by British folk-rock band Mumford & Sons. Directed by BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Charlotte Regan, who shot the video in Port Talbot.
In the clip, a young boy watches over his dying mother and fantasizes about better times with her.
The song is included on their fourth studio album “Delta”, which was released last November and reached No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 and No. 2 on the UK Albums chart.
It was written by Ted Dwane, Winston Marshall, Marcus Mumford and Ben Lovett.
Frontman Marcus Mumford said of the song in a statement, “Everyone knows loss in one way or another. This song is about that. I’d never sat with anyone as they died before, and it had an effect on me. As it does everyone I know who has experienced it. But there’s wildness and beauty in it as well, and a deep honouring, that became the beginnings of this song that we worked up called “Beloved.” I feel determined for people to take whatever they want from it, and not to be emotionally prescriptive.”
- Director Charlotte Regan explained, “Port Talbot was an amazing place. To be honest it was somewhere I hadn’t thought about until the band mentioned it. I used to visit my nan up north in Redcar where she lived for a little while and remembered looking down long streets and seeing kids playing football or curby with these big industrial buildings in the background, and initially, that was where I had in mind. But as soon as we started looking at pictures of Port Talbot, we knew it was perfect. It was a proper beautiful place with an amazing sense of community but still maintained that kind of grit we were looking for.”
- source : Jam Base