Mumford & Sons (& Friends) & The Inevitable Unraveling Of Credibility In “Hopeless Wanderer” (Analysis)
All dust-paved roads were leading to this. How could they not? In an age whose generational youth can be broadly (or unfairly) understood by their misguided sense of identity through contradictions, by extension of the manipulative second life that digital communication allows, it should come as no surprise that the biggest band in 21st century American pop music is a folk quartet who play the banjo and still wear suspenders. And are from England. With their latest music video, Hollywood funnymen Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, and Will Forte might have just accidentally helped the British folk quartet Mumford & Sons shatter its facade.