The sound of Mumbo has a versatile influence. The London-based band was formed by three artists with distinct skill sets and musical abilities to achieve beguiling artistic visions. With Doug MacGowan on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo and bass, Emma Semple on vocals, violin, and viola, and Antonio Dale on the drums, the outfit creates hearty music that draws from rock, indie-pop, folk, blues, and jazz. In their new single, Rollin’ Over, Mumbo explores a slice-of-life soundscape that humbles us.

The freshness of the sparkling banjo melodies opens the song and rolls into the track like tumbleweed. It shapes the song into a folksy rhythm, as the homegrown sound of the stripped-down vocals douses us in deep blue nostalgia. But there is an incredible energy in the track. The acoustics cushion the banjo melodies, accentuating their flow. The laid-back mellow country acoustics are used to soften the edges and define the emotions of the song. As we are on the brink of a new year, the song looks forward to all the new things, brimming with hope and optimism.

The artists claim Mazzy Star, Goldfrapp, Little Feat, Ry Cooder, and Johnny Marr as their primary influences. Since its inception in 2021, the band has released an album, I Fly With Swallows, and four singles (including this track).

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Listen to Rollin’ Over by Mumbo here –