Mumford & Sons announce their new album Delta, release lead single Guiding Light

The lead single from the folk group's fourth album was Annie Mac's Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1.

Mumford & Sons are returning with a brand new album this Autumn.

The folk-rock group's fourth studio collection Delta will be released on November 16, with the lead single Guiding Light available now. Guiding Light was Annie Mac's Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1 earlier today (September 20).

Delta will be released on digital, streaming, CD, vinyl and cassette formats, the latter being exclusive to the band's official website. A gatefold heavyweight deluxe double LP vinyl with an exclusive 7” vinyl within it is also exclusive to the band’s website, plus a standard double LP will also be available in stores.

Described as "a moving collection of songs perhaps more intimate and expansive, both lyrically and musically, than ever before", Delta follows the group's three previous Top 2 albums Sigh No More, Babel and Wilder Mind, with the latter two both peaking at Number 1 on the UK's Official Albums Chart.

Paul Epworth is the sole producer of Delta; his other 2018 credits include Jorja Smith's Top 40 single Let Me Down, and James Bay's Number 2 album Electric Light. Paul has previous produced for Adele, Rihanna and Coldplay.

Delta will be supported by a 60-date European tour across 13 countries, which kicks off in November. Full details of the tour will be unveiled on October 4.

MORE: View Mumford & Sons' full UK Official Chart history

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