Marcus Mumford confirms Steven Spielberg directed video for recent single ‘Cannibal’

Marcus Mumford has confirmed Steven Spielberg directed the video for his recent single ‘Cannibal’.

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The black and white clip for the track was shared last week by the Mumford & Sons frontman and sees him performing in a gym.

Now, he has taken to Instagram to confirm that the legendary director was at the helm and it was his first ever music video.


“On Sunday 3rd July in a high school gym in New York, Steven Spielberg directed his first music video, in one shot, on his phone. Kate Capshaw was the almighty dolly grip,” Mumford wrote.

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“I’ve been overwhelmed by the support of the people around me to bring this music to you, and I cannot hope to express all of my gratitude. When people get it, it blows my mind. Kate and Steven just got it, and I cannot thank them enough. Thank you Kate. Thank you Kristie. Thank you Steven.”

The track is the first to be shared from Mumford’s forthcoming album debut solo album – ‘(Self Titled)’.

The LP will be released on September 16 via Island Records and you can pre-order it here.

It is set to feature Clairo, Phoebe Bridgers, Brandi Carlile and Monica, and has been produced by Blake Mills.


Mumford also announced recently announced a series of tour dates this November, the details of which are below. Information on how to get tickets is due to be announced soon.

14 – Leadmill, Sheffield
15 – 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
18 – The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA, Norwich
19 – 02 Institute 1, Birmingham
20 – Uni Great Hall, Exeter
22 – Marble Factory, Bristol
23 – Albert Hall, Manchester
24 – Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
26 – SWG3 Galvanisers, Glasgow
28 – Olympia, Dublin