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Marcus Mumford’s new music is about his experience of childhood sexual abuse
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Marcus Mumford’s new music is about his experience of childhood sexual abuse

Marcus Mumford, lead singer of the band Mumford & Sons, has opened up about an experience of childhood sexual abuse which has become the main subject of his latest music.In an interview with GQ published Wednesday, Mumford said the crux of his new song "Cannibal" is "that thing that happened when I was six." In the interview, he clarifies that the abuse was not perpetrated by a member of his family, or a member of the church he grew up in, "which might be some people's assumption."  The song – which is the opening track on his self-titled debut solo album due out next month – opens with the lines, "I can still taste you and I hate it. That wasn't a choice in the mind of a child and you knew it." Mumford said the song has sparked difficult ...