All tickets to Mumford & Sons sold out in minutes, organisers and Computicket have confirmed

Justin Bieber explains why he cried on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards and his reason will make you cry!

Mumford & Sons praise 'badass' new video

2012-11-05 22:02
 
Mumford & Sons Idris Elba
London - Mumford & Sons' new video was directed by "badass" Idris Elba.

The folk rock group teamed with The Wire star to make the clip for Lover Of The Light - the second single from their Babel album - which was shot in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

The band said in a statement: "We are, quite obviously, huge fans of Idris Elba's acting work, as pretty much anyone can agree he's the most badass British actor since [TV star] Richard Briers. So we trusted him as the director for our latest video."

'Ale-infused conversation'

The group also found making the video - in which Idris also stars - was one of the their most enjoyable experiences to date.

They added: "We've been fortunate to work with some great directors in the past, but we've always been uncomfortable with the process of making music videos. We've never really enjoyed being in them, unless they involve live performance."

The idea for the clip came from Idris, scriptwriter Dan Cadan and the band, and was developed over a drinking session in a pub.

The band added: "Talking to Idris and Dan about making a video that we're not in made it a lot more fun to think about. They went off and wrote the treatment after our ale-infused conversation in a pub in London, and what they directed, we are proud to present as Lover of the Light."

Mumford & Sons release a new live DVD, The Road To Red Rocks, on 26 November and are also playing live in the UK this month for the Tour of Two Halves, which has completely sold out.

Watch the new Mumford & Sons video for Lover Of The Light here:



Read more on:    mumford and sons  |  idris elba  |  celebrities  |  music

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

Francois van Coke has released the third music video from his self-titled debut album. Read More »

All tickets to Mumford & Sons sold out in minutes, organisers and Computicket have confirmed. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.