By Jake Hirshland
The visuals for Mumford & Sons emotional ballad, “Ditmas” tell the story of an ambiguously-native, mystical man, attempting to tame a wild horse. In between shots of the band playing in a darkened room, the horse-whisperer earns the horse’s trust enough so that he rides it, and soon does some daring tricks while riding at top speed.
The video is helmed by indie director, Alex Southam, whose star-studded filmography includes videos for Lianne La Havas, Chase and Status, and Chromeo.
The release comes in the middle of Mumford’s jam-packed summer touring schedule, which will soon find the folk-turned-electric rockers at San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival, and Canada’s Squamish Valley Music Festival.
The band’s third studio album Wilder Mind is currently available via Itunes.