Gush: Frightened Rabbit deep dive

I feel a swell of sadness when I listen to Frightened Rabbit. Frontperson Scott Hutchison took his own life in 2018. First he went missing and the music community wrote about him, begging for him to return home and then soon after his body was found.

Not sure if it’s good writing to acknowledge death when gushing about a band’s music on here, but it’s what comes to mind. It’s still fresh and on my mind as I listen and take in the band.

What I also feel is gratitude for being able to see them play the Danforth Music Hall in 2017 Their last Toronto gig was February 2018, just three months before Hutchison’s death. I didn’t attend, but sure wish I did. The band’s put together a show in December 2018 with special guests filling in on vocals.

Anyways, if you need me I’m deep diving into Frightened Rabbit’s catalogue. It’s been a while and it feels good!

I highly recommend the album Painting of Panic Attack which was produced by Aaron Dessner from the National.