Marcus Mumford, known for his work as frontman of the neo-folk rock band Mumford and Sons, is set to release his first solo record, “Self-Titled,” next month. The album explores the preacher’s son’s childhood sexual abuse, what he describes as his addiction to shame, as well as grace and healing.
In an interview with GQ, Mumford, who described Mumford and Sons as a band that would “take you to church” as well as “to the fair,” expressed that his Christian upbringing shaped his love for music and the sense of community it can create.
Mumford was born in California to English parents who had come to America in the 1980s to work with Vineyard Church, a neo-charismatic evangelical church and later denomination, which originally formed as an offshoot of Calvary Chapel in Orange County, California.
Later, his parents moved back to England to plant a Vineyard Church near London.