A couple of months ago, a friend at work suggested I listen to the band Frightened Rabbit. My friend enjoyed the same type of music I did and we sometimes made recommendations to each other. Some of them were good, some of them? Not so much. Frightened Rabbit was a great suggestion. I enjoyed them immediately. An indie band out of Scotland, they had meaningful lyrics with layered music and changes in tempo. I’m not a huge fan of straight 4/4 time with someone singing about how great looking they are and how much money they have. I understand the appeal to such songs only, for the most part, they don’t appeal to me.
The reason why Frightened Rabbit came to my friend’s mind was that on May 11th, 2018, the lead singer, founder, and songwriter of the band had been found dead by the police in Scotland. His name was Scott Hutchison and he suffered from depression. He had been very vocal about it. Encouraging those who also suffered to take care, be kind to others and get help.
Two days before he was found dead, the band tweeted this out:
We are worried about Scott, who has been missing for a little while now. He may be in a fragile state and may not be making the best decisions for himself right now. Please could Scott or anyone with any information on his whereabouts please contact Police Scotland (101).
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.