Join us in the DTS Sound Space with Marcus Mumford

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Audacy is proud to welcome Mumford and Sons frontman Marcus Mumford for a special DTS Sound Space interview with host Nicole Alvarez and performance of new tracks from his emotional new self-titled album.

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Currently on a North American headlining tour in support of this solo debut, continuing through November 10 in Toronto with stops in major cities along the way, this visit from Marcus gave fans a perfect chance to slow things down with the beloved singer and songwriter for an intimate break before heading back out on the road for his final Fall dates.

Marcus officially released his first band-approved solo offering, self-titled, packed with collaborations from his friends Phoebe BridgersBrandi CarlileClairo, and Monica Martin in mid-September, featuring ten deeply emotional tracks which bravely face his own personal childhood traumas he's called "demons" in the past. Admittedly feeling happy and liberated at the moment, he says "it is just one of the aspects of it -- really it's a record about freedom... because It's real; I wanted to make an album that's real to my experience, which included some gnarly stuff and included quite a lot of good stuff, and quite a lot of freedom and healing. Real things that I've experienced, as well as trauma and s**t."

Marcus says he made the choice to jump right into the deeply personal "Cannibal" at the very beginning of the record, "because I felt like It would have been complicit in the way that I've hidden for a lot of my life, to hide it later in the record. It just felt real to put it first," he tells us. "Which in some ways has been unhelpful, because then it presents like it's a whole record about that, which it's not."

The way his all-female cast of collaborators -- the aforementioned Bridgers, Carlile, Clairo, and Martin -- as well as Danielle Ponder on "Grace" and co-writing with Julia Michaels on self-titled Marcus says organically came about because he felt he was at a stage in his life where he was, "ready, and really needed to work with women again."

"I had been in quite a male-dominated environment for a long time work-wise, Marcus adds. "But behind the scenes, women were playing a larger and larger role in the health of my life and I think there were some emotional aspects to this record that needed to be in the hands of women. I needed to be in the hands of women when I was in this testosterone-filled space of vulnerability -- It was typically the strength of a woman to come a long and lift me over those walls."

Watch the full DTS Sound Space performance and talk with Marcus Mumford above, and stay tuned for even more performances and interviews with your favorite artists on Audacy.com/Live.

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