Lungs celebrates its 10-year anniversary
Lungs, the ground-breaking debut album by Florence + the Machine, turned 10 years old today (3rd July 2019). To celebrate, Florence + the Machine have released lots of little goodies for all the fans to enjoy, showing that the album continues to influence and shape modern music, even to this day.
Released on the 3rd July 2009, Lungs was a “scrapbook” of songs written by Florence Welch during her teenage years up until its release when she was 22. Kiss With A Fist was the first single released from the album way back in 2008, but it was Dog Days Are Over and subsequently Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) and You’ve Got The Love which sent Florence + the Machine high into the dizzying heights of success. Its critical acclaim won the album a BRIT Award in 2010, as well as a Mercury Prize nomination and 3x platinum status in the United Kingdom.
To celebrate, Florence + the Machine are releasing an anniversary edition of the LP - a red colour LP, cassette, and an exclusive double vinyl box set.
As well as the new LP release, Florence + the Machine uploaded the much-loved but rare demo versions of two pre-Lungs songs: Donkey Kosh and My Best Dress, which are now available to listen to on all streaming sites and YouTube.
Lastly, let’s not forget the tributes you’ve all paid to the album to mark its monumental decade. Check out this wonderful podcast which goes through Lungs and its memories track-by-track.
If you have any tributes or words you’d like to add, feel free to comment and we’ll add them in!