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The British rock singer Marcus Mumford (30, »Little Lion Man«) processes in his new According to the song »Cannibal« (cannibals), experiences of abuse from childhood. “Like many other people – and I’m learning more and more about it the further we go and the more I play it for people – I was sexually abused as a child,” the musician said in a GQ interview published on Wednesday .
He was only six years old at the time. “It wasn’t in the family and it wasn’t in the church, which some people might think. But I hadn’t 30 told anyone about it for years.” Mumford reported that his mother only found out about the abuse through the song further. »Cannibal« begins with the lines: »I can still taste you and I hate it / That wasn’t a decision in a child’s mind and you knew it«.
His mother initially listened to the song “thoughtfully”. A few days later she approached him and asked what the song was about. ‘Cannibal’ is the lead single from Mumford’s ‘Self-Titled’ album, due out in September. The musician shot the music video with star director Steven Spielberg in a sports hall in New York.
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»Self-Titled« is the first solo project of the frontman of the 2007 founded folk rock Band Mumford & Sons. The 30-year-old has been married to British actress Carey Mulligan (»Promising Young Woman«) for ten years, with whom he has two has children.