Florence & the Machine Re-release ‘Lungs’ with Eclipse Track
British indie band Florence and the Machine announced via its website on September 24 that the band will re-release its 2009 top-selling debut album, Lungs, on November 15. The package will include a new single, “Heavy in Your Arms,” from the Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack and a bonus CD.
Dubbed Between Two Lungs, the release will feature new sleeve art, liner notes penned by frontwoman Florence Welch, and an extra ten-track CD including live versions, remixes, and the singer’s mash-up collaboration with Dizzee Rascal, “You Got the Dirtee Love.”
Also included is the single “Heavy in Your Arms,” produced by Paul Epworth, from the Eclipse soundtrack. The song will be released as a single the same day as the Between Two Lungs release. Of the track, Welch wrote on her website that it “is about the weight of love, and how sometimes it can be a burden between two people.” She adds, “I felt this was a strong theme in the Twilight series. Is someone being rescued or are they being condemned? And is the love you carry bringing you down?”
Released in 2009, Florence and the Machine’s debut CD, Lungs, reached number one in the UK and held top spots in charts in the US and around Europe. The group won the 2009 BRIT Critics’ Choice Award and Lungs won a 2010 BRIT for Best British Album. In the UK, the album has remained in the top 40 for 63 weeks, making it one of the best-selling albums of 2009 and 2010 so far.
The album’s track “Dog Days Are Over” recently peaked at number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100 after the band performed it at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. The video for “Dog Days Are Over” was nominated for four MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year.