Steven Spielberg’s First Music Video Directors Credit Is for Marcus Mumford’s New Video

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Steven Spielberg makes his music video directing debut with Marcus Mumford’s new single, “Cannibal.”

The former Mumford & Sons frontman confirmed on social media that the legendary filmmaker had directed his latest music video. Actress Kate Capshaw, Spielberg’s wife, served as producer, dolly grip, and art director for the shoot, which took place at a high school gym in New York. 

“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,” Mumford’s Instagram post reads. “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.”

“Cannibal,” a song Mumford wrote in 2021 about his personal struggles, is out now. It will feature on his solo album, Self-Titled, which drops September 16. 

“In January 2021, facing demons I danced with for a long time, I wrote a song called ‘Cannibal,'” Mumford explains. “I took it to my friend Blake Mills, and we began the process of making this album, dear to my heart, called Self-Titled.”

Mumford initially revealed his plans for a solo album at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles last month, where he and Brandi Carlile debuted his new song, “How.” Produced by Blake Mills, the album features guest contributions from Brandi Carlile, Phoebe Bridgers, Clairo, and Monica Martin.

Outside of Mumford & Sons, Mumford has collaborated with the likes of Taylor Swift, Tom Morello, Laura Marling, and Ray Davies.

Spielberg’s next film, The Fabelmans, releases for a limited theatrical release in the US on November 11. The semi-autobiographical coming-of-age feature of Spielberg’s early life growing up in Arizona is scheduled for worldwide release this Thanksgiving.