Essay about 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…
A whole phrase in the middle of the song is a repetition of the two lines, “Darkness is a harsh term don’t you think? And yet it dominates the things I seek,” this is a representation of the struggle of trying to find peace in our souls with God and our desire for earthly happiness. To entirely understand the theme of “White Blank Page,” we must understand the metaphor of Christ as the “groom” to His people, the Church, and the Church as His “bride.” Mumford writes a passionate lyrical metaphor, to paint the picture of the crucifixion of Christ, the Son of God. I believe Marcus Mumford is using this moment in history to explain why the greatest commandment we as Christ followers have been given to follow: “Love the Lord your God with all your soul with all your mind and with all of your strength.” (The Holy Bible: English Standard Version 724: ch12, verse 30). The song starts out with the Father of Christ, God, talking to His son, Jesus Christ. Marcus Mumford begins the song with “Can you lie next to her and give her your heart, you heart?” When he writes “her,” he is making a reference to the “bride,” Christ’s followers. This first verse is a depiction of God talking to his Son, asking if he is now ready to give His people, the Church, his “heart” and “body.” Marcus Mumford writes in the second verse, “But tell me now where was my fault, in loving you with my
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