Forever

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  • The song title comes from the chorus, where Marcus Mumford encourages a woman not to let her past troubles blind her to his love for her, and urges her to commit to him forever.
  • There is also a secondary, ironic meaning to the title as the song's gestation period seemed to last forever. The track had been in Mumford & Sons' arsenal of tunes since 2013 - they'd done various different versions, reworking it countless times. It wasn't until Delta producer Paul Epworth (Adele, Coldplay, Florence + the Machine) got hold of it that the band finally came up with a version they were happy with.

    "They were open to giving me a bit of space to run with stuff (and) try out what I had in mind," Epworth told Billboard. "It definitely made me feel like I was essentially a fifth member of the band."
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