Frightened Rabbit

Listen: Frightened Rabbit’s ” My Backwards Walk” Death Cab for Cutie Cover

Sep 05, 2018

The passing of Scott Hutchison has been difficult to confront. Surprisingly so for me, since I only knew him through his music and my one interview with him just weeks before his death. It was just that in that interview, it almost felt like we became friends. It was his pleasant nature, his patience with my rambling questions, his willingness to share...and to laugh. I spoke with him about the masterful Mastersystem album. His soaring Scottish voice never sounded so resonant. I haven't been able to listen to it since, or any Frightened Rabbit music or its covers performed so lovingly by his fellow musicians who miss him dearly. But today, I noticed Ben Gibbard's cover of "My Backwards Walk" and I thought, well, let's give it a listen. I'm glad I did. – Charles Steinberg