Frightened Rabbit have released the live recording from their emotional tribute to Scott Hutchison.
Hutchison, the lead singer and founding member of the Scottish band, was found dead on the banks of the Firth of Forth after previously being reported missing. Devastatingly, Hutchison had taken his own life.
At the time, the band released the following statement:
“There are no words to describe the overwhelming sadness and pain that comes with the death of our beloved Scott, but to know he is no longer suffering brings us some comfort. Reading messages of support and hope from those he has helped through his art has helped immensely and we encourage you all to continue doing this. He will be missed by all of us and his absence will always be felt but he leaves a legacy of hope, kindness and colour that will forever be remembered and shared.”
Hutchison’s impact in music and, away from it, had a major influence on countless amount of people. So, in memory of Scott, ‘A Celebration Of The Songs Of Scott Hutchison’ took place at New York’s Rough Trade in December 2018 and welcomed emotional performances from those who knew him best.
Now, the band has made the live recordings available for free:
In the description on the band’s Soundcloud account, Frightened Rabbit wrote: “This night was not a night of mourning or a night of sadness but a celebration of an extremely special person and the music he created. Scott inspired everyone who met him, heard his lyrics or saw his art. We feel his loss every day but we are all in this together and we carry on strengthened by the support of the people involved in this recording and those around the world who have been affected by Scott’s passing.
“A huge thank you goes out to Ben Gibbard, Craig Finn, Aaron Dessner, Julien Baker and Kevin Devine for their support, love and kindness in being involved. We want to encourage people who listen to this to laugh, cry, hug and sing in your worst Scottish accent at the top of your lungs and keep the spirit of Scott alive in all our hearts and all our voices. While we’re alive let’s all make tiny changes to Earth.”