"Thomas' film is a perfect portrait of the beast that the city is."

By Radio.com Staff

Mumford & Sons have released a music video for the film Homme Less, the directorial debut of fashion photographer, Thomas Wirthensohn, using the band’s new single “Tompkins Square Park” from their Wilder Mind album.

Wirthensohn’s award-winning documentary tells the story of his long-standing friend, the model/photographer Mark Reay. It follows the life of Reay who lives homeless, but also the relationship between New York and one of its residents.

Mumford & Sons’ banjoist Winston Marshall explains his own relationship with the city and the song’s involvement.

Related: Watch Mumford And Sons and Mark Hoppus Cover ‘Sweet Dreams’

“In the belly of Manhattan every type of everybody is living on top of each other, swarming in and out of each other’s lives. Sometimes, a lot of the time, you’re face-to-face with these people and moments later you wouldn’t have noticed. Even living there, somehow you barely know the half of it, I didn’t.”

“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. Here it is…”

Meanwhile, Mumford and Sons will launch their tour stateside in March.

3.4.16 Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Florida, US
4.3.16 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, TX
4.4.16 Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas, TX
4.6.16 Bok Center Tulsa, OK
4.7.15 Verizon Arena Little Rock, AR
4.9.16 Zephyr Field New Orleans, LA
4.10.16 Legacy Arena At The BJCC Birmingham, AL
4.11.16 & 4.12.16 Infinite Energy Arena Atlanta, GA
4.14.16 Time Warner Cable arena Charlotte, NC
4.15.16 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
4.16.16 Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO
4.18.15 Sprint Center Kansas City, MO
4.19.16 Centurylink Center Omaha, NE
4.21.16 XCEL Energy Center St. Paul, MN
4.22.16 Coliseum At Alliant Energy Center Madison, WI
4.23.16 Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
6.15.16 Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY
6.19.16 Firefly Music Festival Dover, DE


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