Frightened Rabbit – Head Rolls Off

In 2008 I came across a set of songs that just mesmerised me, I couldn’t stop listening – even though I wasn’t entirely sure at the time I was enjoying it! Midnight Organ Fight by Frightened Rabbit is not a particularly easy listen, you can’t just put it on in the background, you have to take in every scarred lyric and emerge out the other side exhausted. I came to appreciate it as one of the most heartfelt pieces of song writing I’ve ever heard. It is raw emotion, a heart laid bare. One of the greatest records ever made in my opinion.

That heart belonged to Scott Hutchison who took his own life in 2018, the shock is still with me. Scott left behind a set of songs over multiple albums that I listen to constantly – he remains a massive inspiration, one of the greatest songwriters of his generation.

I could have picked so many Scott Hutchison tracks to put on this list (doubtless there will be more added in future).

While I’m alive, I’ll make tiny changes to earth.

RIP Scott.