added: 16 Nov 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Marcus Mumford has 'fewer ideas' for heartbreak songs since marrying Carey Mulligan.
The singer-songwriter revealed his happy relationship with the actress has influenced his creative process when it comes to channelling his own experiences through music.
The frontman of British folk band Mumford & Sons explained he struggled to think of lovelorn lyrics in a recent musical brainstorm with his band members.
"We had a little writing session the other day. The other guys were coming up with more ideas than I was," he told British newspaper The Guardian.
Marcus also recalled his early experiences on the road, touring with fellow folk artist and former girlfriend Laura Marling.
After meeting when he worked as a session drummer for the songstress, he relived their shared musical beginnings and how they enjoyed the simple life of travelling from gig to gig together.
"We toured a lot, just me and her. Have you seen [movie] Force 10 from Navarone? I was like the bomb expert, Miller, had my little box of tricks ' [drum]sticks, a mandolin. We used an accordion case as a kick-drum, made snares out of paper stuck on tables,' he recalled. 'Laura would never say anything on stage so I'd do all the chatting. That got my stage banter sharpened."
Stay updated with your free Music News daily newsletter. Subscribe here now!