Indie folk Goliath’s Mumford & Sons new video for their song “Hopeless Wanderer” from their album Babel. But the video stars a rather different cameo appearance of the band.
Whilst setup much the same way as you’d expect a Mumford video – sunset, slow motion shots a barn, hay bales lots of abundant lens flares, which help to obscure the crooners’ faces. But once the song switches to the foot stomping, barn dancing folk beat, all hell breaks loose in a hilarious hijinks Mumford hoedown we all love so well, revealing the impersonators’ true identities.
Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Ed Helms and Will Forte are, some would say, remarkably convincing doppelgangers for the band. Whether you’re a fan of the bearded banjo-slinging band or not, you’re sure to have a good laugh.
The hilarious performance from the imposter band mates is what sets the Hopeless Wanderer video apart from others. The actors do a really good job of playing out the real band members idiosyncrasies – from foot stomping to swaying and the ever present Mumford gurn.
It’s great to see the sometimes serious band being able to poke a little bit of fun at themselves.
BTW – I remember when their gigs were still small enough that you could see chat to the band in between songs!