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New book remembers Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchinson

copy of the work
copy of the work Image credit: nme.com

Details of a new book remembering Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison have been announced which compiles the late frontman’s lyrics and illustrations.

Limited hardback editions The Work features all the lyrics to the band’s songs, including B-sides, and excerpts handwritten by Scott with his rare drawings which have never been published.

The surviving members of Frightened Rabbit say the book “aims to fulfil his wishes by being the book that he wanted to create and had spoken of creating before his death.”

Scott’s brother and Frightened Rabbit drummer Grant Hutchinson said: “Seeing this book come to life has been something of a bittersweet experience.

“Reading the lyrics without music really brings home the stark reality of what Scott was going through and at the same time highlights the talent of someone who I consider to be one of the best songwriters in the world.”

He added: “This would’ve been a different release had Scott been involved but we all felt it was important that his lyrics be celebrated and given the spotlight they deserve. As Scott has said these words were always meant to be accompanied by music but the impact of digesting them without is no less great.

“Pick up this book of words, hold it, share it and immerse yourself in the world Scott created by opening not only his heart but his whole soul to the world.”

Scott Hutchinson took his own life in May 2018.

The Work is published in the UK on November 17, 2021 and has a US and international date on January 13, 2022 – You can order a copy here.