5 Songs We Can’t Stop Listening To is our chance to talk to artists we love about songs they love.
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Our guest today is Winston Marshall from the band Mumford & Sons. We’ve been playing Mumford & Sons new song, “Blind Leading the Blind.” We had this conversation before they played to 17,000 people at the Fiserv forum last year. Winston Marshall brings that signature banjo to Mumford & Sons as well as doing backing vocals and other instruments as well.
Could you tell me the last song that you couldn’t stop listening to?
Well, there’s a song last night. I found it so entertaining. I listened to it three times back to back.
She’s from California and her name is Kiah Victoria. I look up the name of the song but it’s got an amazing video with it. Sort of odd, very odd choreographed video. The song is called “Ornament.” The production on that is absolutely phenomenal.
What makes the production stand out?
It’s just weird. And very simplistic.
I noticed that the lot of the new music coming out from very young musicians now it’s very, everything is very, um, minimalist. That’s a cheesy word to use him in music “minimalist,” but it’s really just vocal. Very occasionally. Like Billie Eilish kind of like, she’s the best, one of the most famous artists who does that. It’s all about the vocal melody and the lyrics. And the performance and everything else around it might as well not be there. It could just be a vocal take.
Check out our full interview with Winston here.