Since his untimely death last year, Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison has become a figurehead for both mental health awareness in the music industry as well as mental health awareness overall in the year since his passing. With his family and former bandmates starting the charity Tiny Changes in his honour, the work they have been doing the last few months have proven to extremely important and timely. And since this year marked the tenth anniversary of the band's seminal sophomore album 'The Midnight Organ Fight', they decided to rerelease the record as a compilation of covers, performed by a diverse variety of other artists to help bring prominence to the charity's cause.
After just a quick browse of the record's tracklist, it is clear that this new collection will be a varied and eclectic rework of Frightened Rabbit's formative material. With a number of singles getting more than one version appearing on here, the new full-length has this very laid-back and easy-going approach to its sound. Rather than ensure that each guest keeps to a succinct direction, they have all been given free-rein to deliver the style that they think is best for the track, making for a hugely cinematic record. Biffy Clyro, Daughter, Julien Baker and Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard are just some of many that give their all on here, giving the album a truly heartfelt feel to it.
This reinvention of 'The Midnight Organ Fight' is one of those rare releases that not only pays ear service to their long-standing fans, but would also be a great introduction to Frightened Rabbit by those that may not be as familiar to their original work. 'A Celebration Of Frightened Rabbit's The Midnight Organ Fight' is a strong and bold reimagining that also highlights just how many lives Scott Hutchison touched in his lifetime.