Friends from Aaron Desner to Sarah Silverman cover songs from Frightened Rabbit’s 2008 album and prove Scott Hutchison’s enduring talent all over again
There’s a track on Frightened Rabbit’s 2008 album The Midnight Organ Fight that must surely qualify as one of the most uplifting songs ever written about death. Head Rolls Off is a darkly comic, determinedly sanguine and cheerfully godless meditation on the prospect of one’s own demise. In it, the Scottish indie outfit’s frontman Scott Hutchison makes a pledge. “While I’m alive,” he croons over a background of jangling, celtic-flavoured guitar-pop, “I’ll make tiny changes to earth”.