“But oh, my heart was flawed
I knew my weakness
So hold my hand
Subscribe me not to darkness”

-Mumford & Sons

 

There is something about this band from West London that is irresistible. I do not think they have the most deep or profound lyrics, but they capture the sort of tortured reality that is felt by many members of my generation. Mumford & Sons was instantly popular within the college community; their folkiness did not throw hip-hop and pop listeners for a loop. But that is really no surprise. Every single song on their album speaks to some form of hurt that we encounter daily, and cries for some wild source of hope. And that is truly the beauty of Mumford– even if its “empty in the valley of your heart”, there is this constant faith that someone will be there to help you, to save you, to hold your hand.

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