NSSN's Mumford and Sons Bring One Of The Songs Of The Decade

Little Lion Man definitely stood out in 2010

December 4, 2019

2009 was a great year for alternative rock...emphasis on "rock."  Last year's NSSN star Muse dominated with "Uprising," this year's NSSN Special Guest Cage the Elephant was right there with "Ain't No Rest For the Wicked."  You had other big hits from Rise Against, Anberlin, Kings Of Leon, The Offspring, Paparoach, 30 Seconds To Mars, Linkin Park, Pennywise, Bad get the idea.

And then, at the end of 2009, came a little jangly tune called "Little Lion Man."  A song that Billboard calls "a song that defined the decade."  A song that ushered in "a new definition of modern rock for the 2010's."  Marcus Mumford said, "“There was definitely something about being emotionally vulnerable that was culturally acceptable at that time, and it has been since.  There was the songwriting factory side of things in the ‘80s and ‘90s where you could kind of tell with artists that their songs were being written in back rooms by people that knew better. There’s been a resurgence in the past decade of a generation that are emotionally quite aware, allowing emotional vulnerability from their stars is something that’s more culturally acceptable, and even attractive.”

The honesty of the f-bomb in the song was a big part of the song's success, which Mumford jokes, “That song set people up to expect a foul-mouthed show.  Which suited us just fine.”

We look forward to singing "fuck" right back atcha on Thursday, my friend.