It’s almost time for a new Mumford & Sons album—their third—and just days before its release, the band is debuting one final song: “Hot Gates.”
Mumford premiered the track online today (April 30) and is available to be streamed below via Spotify.
“Hot Gates” may be the closest to the band’s earlier sound so far, though make no mistake: it’s still all-electric. It tends more toward the slower tracks of their earlier discography, beginning with the delicately picked electric guitar, piano and percussion akin to their old kick drum patterns.
But the song doesn’t really stray from that. There’s a bridge that adds a shaky, echoing guitar line, but otherwise, “Hot Gates” doesn’t bring the heat—instead, it simmers for awhile.