Mumford and Sons announced that they would take "a considerable amount of time off" back in September.

That has led some people to wonder if the band broke up.

They have not, but front-man Marcus Mumford has been having some fun with the question.

When people ask Marcus Mumford if Mumford & Sons have split, he says "yes."  Mumford explains to XFM:

"Its been quite nice just to have a few months to chill out.  Everyone keeps asking if we've broken up as a band, which I love, so I keep saying 'yes', and then we can have a big comeback tour next year!"

Mumford & Sons released their debut album, Sigh No More, in October of 2009 in the UK.  They released a follow-up, Babel, in 2012.  They've toured extensively over the last five years.



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