I don’t believe that the band Mumford & Sons is new, but I do know that I’ve been hearing them a lot more on the radio lately, and they’re going to be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live next week, so something’s definitely happening in their story arc.
The name of their debut album? Sigh No More, which is a quote from Much Ado About Nothing. Honestly I’m not loving that particular song, but maybe it will grow on me.
Rather than do some quick Wikipedia searches and pretend like I know something about the band, I figure the reference in the subject line will be enough to attract the fans who can come and school me. This is why the blog has been successful – I just open up the conversation and let you folks do the talking.
So, somebody enlighten me – what’s up with Shakespeare and Mumford and Sons? Are there lots of references? Have they spoken about this in interviews, and is there a specific connection they’re working from (I’m reminded of the stories about Sting being an English teacher, for instance). If a new fan stumbles across the band almost entirely because of the Shakespeare thing, what’s the best song to point them to?