Josh Stillman
September 10, 2012 AT 06:54 PM EDT

There are a million folk and bluegrass bands out there – what makes Mumford & Sons so special?


The London quartet have always had a thing for building seemingly humble songs towards rapturous, arena-ready climaxes.  Now, in the new video for “I Will Wait,” off their upcoming sophomore release Babel, they’ve actually got an arena–the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, to be exact.

Directed by Fred & Nick, the video showcases the group in a recent performance of their grand, foot-stomping single in front of thousands of exuberant fans.  Even in the cavernous space, the group sound like they might bust right through the rock walls:

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