"I Will Wait" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Alt-country crooners sing clean track about a strong bond.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 4 reviews

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Positive Messages

A positive message about a solid relationship based on forgiving and forgetting.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Song is about letting bygones be bygones.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "I Will Wait" is a slightly serious yet very clean song about two people who form a strong, mutually respectful bond that lasts through ups and downs. With no explicit language or mentions of substances, sex, or violence, the track is a great choice for younger kids who love alt-country music.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bytolkien geek mi March 9, 2014

Clean and Uplifting

Unlike many of Mumford and Sons' songs I Will Wait is uplifting and generally positive. They skip the angst part and get right to the "it's all g... Continue reading
Parent Written byKennyLogginsFan October 19, 2012

Mumford, because Nickelback is too mainstream.

If you asked a panel of deaf civil war reenactors who their favorite folk band is, they'd pick mumford and sons. Said demographic is perfect for Mumford.... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old June 13, 2017
Good song, its just not my type of music at all.
Teen, 15 years old Written byopalescent April 10, 2015

This is NOT country; if it was, I wouldn't be giving it five stars.

Beautiful song. One of my favorites by the glorious Mumford & Sons. I light song -- the music, anyway. The lyrics, like all of their others, are serious... Continue reading

What's the story?

Alt-country darlings Mumford & Sons are back with "I WILL WAIT," the first single from Babel, the full-length follow-up to their smash debut record, Sigh No More. The track details a healthy relationship between two people who haven't acted perfectly toward each other -- but who "you forgave, and I won't forget," nevertheless.

Is it any good?

Beautiful harmonies and a driving banjo form the central focus of this lovely track. It's no wonder American Idol winner Phillip Phillips looks to these guys as mentors: Their exceptional alt-country sound is dominating the genre. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why it's important to forgive and forget when people behave in a hurtful or negative way.

  • How can harboring resentment affect you -- emotionally and even physically?

  • How would you describe the sound of this song? How does it sound different from most mainstream music?

Music details

  • Artist: Mumford & Sons
  • Release date: August 7, 2012
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Glassnote
  • Genre: Country
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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