I’ve been quite fascinated by the relative insignificance of human existence, the shortness of life. We might as well be a letter in a word in a sentence on a page in a book in a library in a city in one country in this enormous universe! And that kind of fear and insignificance has kept me awake at night. I feel like it must be universal. Everybody must know that somewhere.
People are in constant battle with their own understanding of natural morality and sometimes you make the right decisions and sometimes you just make the most horrific ones. And it’s amazing that even the best human beings are capable of doing that. And then obviously it gets sort of funneled back down to yourself.
What people miss about Laura is that she’s very funny and that she’s a very nice person. I think she’s distant only in that her consciousness wanders a bit. And she doesn’t do small talk. People always say she’s wise beyond her years, but she’s still a 23 year old in a lot of ways. She happens to be an exceptionally bright young woman and a very wise one but she’s still a young woman - Ethan Johns talking about Laura Marling
It’s a huge thing, it’s a massive thing and personally it does still feel like quite an accident, but a massive honour to be in this band. We don’t think we’re the greatest band ever and we don’t think that we’re the only band anyone should listen to, because we love too many other bands to say that. But we are proud of what we do and love what we do, and personally I just love it. I really love it, can’t get enough of it. - Marcus Mumford