Living Thing is the fifth album by Peter Bjorn and John (not including their instrumental Seaside Rock project), released on March 30, 2009 in the UK and March 31 in the US. Much darker and more experimental than their previous album Writer's Block, Living Thing expands the sound of the group by taking more cues from hip-hop and electronic music, in particular the work of African electronic funk musician William Onyeabor. Three singles were eventually released from the album: "Nothing To Worry About," 'It Don't Move Me," and "Lay It Down."
Initial critical response to Living Thing was generally positive. At Metacritic, the album has received a score of 68 based on 31 reviews. However, some were unsatisfied with the apparent darker tone of the album as a follow-up to their previous success with Young Folks.