Marcus Mumford: Heartbreak inspires me
Marcus Mumford has "fewer ideas" for heartbreak songs since marrying Carey Mulligan.
The singer-songwriter revealed his happy relationship with the actress has influenced his creative process when it comes to channelling his own experiences through music.
The frontman of British folk band Mumford & Sons explained he struggled to think of lovelorn lyrics in a recent musical brainstorm with his band members.
"We had a little writing session the other day. The other guys were coming up with more ideas than I was," he told British newspaper The Guardian.
Marcus also recalled his early experiences on the road, touring with fellow folk artist and former girlfriend Laura Marling.
After meeting when he worked as a session drummer for the songstress, he relived their shared musical beginnings and how they enjoyed the simple life of travelling from gig to gig together.
"We toured a lot, just me and her. Have you seen [movie] Force 10 from Navarone? I was like the bomb expert, Miller, had my little box of tricks - [drum]sticks, a mandolin. We used an accordion case as a kick-drum, made snares out of paper stuck on tables," he recalled. "Laura would never say anything on stage so I'd do all the chatting. That got my stage banter sharpened."
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