Mumford & Sons and Pharrell Williams Team Up for New Song “Good People”
British folk rock band Mumford & Sons, consisting of Marcus Mumford (lead vocals/guitars), Ted Dwane (vocals/bass), and Ben Lovett (vocals/keyboards), returned with a new song “Good People” on January 17, 2024.
The song is their first music in five years since the 2019 single “Blind Leading the Blind”.
Also, the song is the first release since the departure of banjo player Winston Marshall, who left the band in 2021.
This time, the band teamed up with American record producer Pharrell Williams on the track. Also the track features the six-piece choir the Native Vocalists.
This marks the first collaboration between Mumford & Sons and Pharrell Williams. But they performed Pharrell Williams' song “Happy” at a benefit concert in 2017.
The band and Pharrell Williams recorded the song in studios in New York and Paris.
Mumford & Sons and Pharrell Williams first performed the song at the Louis Vuitton Men's FW24 show in Paris on January 16, 2024.
The track was written by Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Pharrell Williams, and Ted Dwane. Produced by Pharrell Williams and Mumford & Sons.
- Pharrell Williams told GQ about working with Mumford & Sons, “I always thought that their sound was an interesting one and the aesthetic was just as interesting. And I was very curious as to what it would be like to work with them, there was like a snowball effect of curiosity, and if I could even be of added value.”
Marcus Mumford said of the song, “We talked about how change doesn't come without a revelation first. And we both had experience with that. We'd all had experience with that, and it felt like we were ready to write a song that felt quite connected to how we were feeling and reaching into some soulful level. I think we've been really keen to represent an urgency and a confidence that we found throughout the course of last year.”
Photo by Fabien Montique
- source : Apple Music