Following recent news of Mumford & Sons dropping from their BBC Music Awards performance, the folk turned rock group have shared the music video trailer for an upcoming documentary film, Homme Less, the soundtrack of which features their Wilder Mind track, "Tompkins Square Park."
The Thomas Wirthensohn-directed film focuses on the increasing homelessness in New York while closely following a man named Mark's real-life journey. "Mark walks the streets of Manhattan looking like a millionaire... during the day he pursues a 'normal' life, late at night he goes to a place where the American Dream has turned into a nightmare," the film's synopsis notes.
"Thomas Wirthensohn made a film we love, 'Homme Less.' It follows a close neighbour of mine at the time, Mark, a neighbour I never met, but inevitably we'd have brushed shoulders several times. Mark is one of the many men that make New York what it is, and Thomas' film is a perfect portrait of the beast that the city is. He kindly used his footage and put it against our song 'Tompkins Square Park', also the neighbourhood in which Mark and I lived," Mumford & Sons' Winston Marshall wrote on the "Little Lion Man" group's official website.
"Tompkins Square Park" can be found on the band's third studio album, which took a plugged-in, electric direction different than their folky 2009 debut Sigh No More and 2012 follow-up, Babel. Mumford & Sons are currently in the midst of a headlining jaunt in support of the album released in March. They were forced to pull out of their BBC performance after realizing the timing collided with their already planned 02 Arena gig in London on the same day.
Mumford & Sons will tackle the headlining slot at British Summer Time Hyde Park 2016, slated to be joined by Wolf Alice and Alabama Shakes on the July 8 event.