Marcus Mumford charts painful, powerful journey to healing on debut album : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music Podcast In this session, Marcus Mumford talks about sharing a message of hope and healing on his solo debut album, self-titled.

Marcus Mumford charts painful, powerful journey to healing on debut album

Marcus Mumford on World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Cannibal"
  • "Grace"
  • "Stonecatcher"
  • "How"

Marcus Mumford begins his debut solo album, (self-titled), by addressing his childhood abuser in the opening song. It's personal, powerful and painful, but it's only the beginning of the story.

While the subject matter may be heavy, Mumford says the record is actually about hope and healing. In this session, he talks about what it was like working on music apart from Mumford & Sons and about the people who helped him through the process like producer Blake Mills, who's worked with artists like Perfume Genius, Laura Marling, John Legend and more.

A warning before you listen: Some of the subject matter in this interview may be difficult for some listeners.

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