Essay on Mumford and Sons

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Where You Invest Your Love, You Invest Your Life Mumford & Sons formed in the December of 2007 with the purpose of creating and writing music that mattered and fans could relate to. The group is made up of four West Londoners, Marcus Mumford, Country Winston, Ben Lovett, and Ted Dwane, all in their early twenties. Mumford & Son’s sound is commonly classified as folk and bluegrass, blended with traces of country. Their distinctive sound has been referred to as a “gutsy, old-time sound that marries the magic of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with the might of Kings Of Leon,” (“Mumford & Sons: Biography” 1). The band is widely admired by fans and other leading musicians for not becoming just another over-produced, mainstream, …show more content…
The title “White Blank Page,” is a metaphor for the unconditional forgiveness and love we have received through the crucifixion, when God gave His bride their groom, Jesus Christ. These two zealous Mumford and Son’s songs have a few differences, but many similarities. Since the same author wrote the lyrics it is only natural that you can see similarities in the writing style and even in the themes of the two songs. “Roll Away Your Stone” and White Blank Page,” are both songs that tell stories pertaining to our faith in God. The two songs seem to have an overwhelming enfaces on the ever-lasting love that we are able to find in God, and how sin and earthly-desires can overwhelm our lives and wreck our “souls.” The main difference between both is that Marcus Mumford translates Biblical text into his own words and thoughts when writing “White Blank Page” and in “Roll Away Your Stone” it is solely metaphoric and poetic, but you can still see the faith-driven influence on the lyrics and theme of the song. I can personally relate to themes of both songs, and it seems that our society can as well, due to the overwhelming popularity of the group. My personal connection to the themes is that they provide a faith-based reminder that people can only find eternal happiness in one aspect of life, and that is God. It