FRIGHTENED RABBIT – ” Live On KEXP ” Tribute To Scott Hutchison Found Dead at 36 Years Of Age

Posted: May 11, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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In a heartbreaking development, a body found in the search for Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison, who went missing earlier this week, has been identified as the musician, The death of Scott Hutchison, lead singer and songwriter for Scottish indie-rock band Frightened Rabbit, has been confirmed by Scottish police after the musician went missing earlier this week, Hutchison was last seen leaving his hotel in Edinburgh on early Wednesday morning, and his body was found Thursday evening nearby at Port Edgar. Hutchison was 36 years old.

Hutchison’s bandmates began posting messages about his disappearance on their social media pages, expressing their worry by saying, “He may be in a fragile state and may not be making the best decisions for himself right now” and asking for any information on his whereabouts. This morning, the band posted a note confirming Hutchison’s death and asking for fans to continue to share stories of how the singer’s music touched their lives:

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 art has helped immensely and we encourage you 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. Rest peacefully Scott.

Much love
Grant, Billy, Andy and Simon x

Scott, like many artists, wore his heart on his sleeve and that was evident in the lyrics of his music and the content of many of his social media posts. He was passionate, articulate and charismatic, as well as being one of the funniest and kindest people we knew. Friends and family would all agree that he had a brilliant sense of humour and was a great person to be around. In addition to his musical success, Scott was a wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend. Despite whatever else was going on in his life he always had time for those he cared for.

Frightened Rabbit performing live at The Triple Door as part of KEXP’s VIP Club Concert series. Recorded on March 8th, 2013.

Songs: Table of contents: 0:39 Holy 5:05 Backyard Skulls 8:29 December’s Tradition 13:22 State Hospital 18:14 The Wood Pile 22:58 Oil Slick 27:20 Old Old Fashioned 32:31 Living In Colour 36:25 Acts Of Man

Scott Hutchison began Frightened Rabbit as a solo project in 2003 but eventually teamed up with his brother Grant for the group’s debut album Sing the Greys in 2006 and then added Bill Kennedy for 2008’s breakout Midnight Organ Fight. The band’s fifth and final album was 2016’s Painting of a Panic Attack, which continued Hutchison’s artistic openness about his mental health issues, though the singer-songwriter had hinted at wanting to begin recording a sixth. Just before his disappearance earlier this week, Hutchison had tweeted out two messages to his followers that read: “Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not. I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones. I’m away now. Thanks.”

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  1. Gone way too soon. So sad to lose him so young.

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