Mumford & Sons enthralled tens of thousands of fans in Chicago this weekend when they headlined Day 2 of Lollapalooza, a set that was met with near-universal raves. The band has pretty much accomplished it all over the last few years winning Grammy awards, headlining festivals the world over, joining the You Oughta Know family, convincing megababe Carey Mulligan to enter a state of wedded bliss with lead singer Marcus Mumfordbut that didn’t stop them from turning their gaze inward in an attempt to improve themselves. After doing some soul-searching, the band apparently recognized that there was one area in which they didn’t quite excel: Comedy.
Well, thanks to Mumford’s new video for “Hopeless Wanderer,” the band has successfully changed their image from self-serious to self-deprecating. The gents enlisted former SNL aces Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte, along with The Office’s Ed Helms and Arrested Development star Jason Bateman to be their stand-ins in “Hopeless Wanderer,” and the funnymen spend the entirety of the video hilariously aping the band’s dusty, Americana schtick in grassy fields and hay-filled barns. And, just like that, Mumford and Sons wept for there were no more worlds left to conquer.