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Source: AllHipHop News

Fresh off defeating Hip-Hop’s golden boy Frank Ocean’s masterful Channel Orange for “Album of the Year” at the 2013 Grammy Awards the English folk band wants to follow up 2012′s megahit Babel with different genre influences.

“We really want to rap,”  lead vocalist Marcus Mumford tells Rolling Stone in a recent interview “We’ve just got so much to say – saying it through a melody doesn’t really work for me.” The West London collective are working on their third album and wants to “do something that’s a cousin” to the indie folk/bluegrass sound that populated their first two LPs according to Mumford.

The band have been taking this idea more seriously than a simple pet project with the band admitting to rapping during practice sessions and even consulting a Hip Hop demigod for guidance.

“We’ve been talking with Jay-Z about it, you know. It’s gonna be a fresh experience for our band,” Mumford said.

Babel was recorded in a little over a year and the band expects a longer process for the new album. “It might take a few more years than it took to make Babel.”It might take a few more years than it took to make Babel,” says band member Winston Marshall.

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