Frightened Rabbit has announced the release of their fourth studio album “Pedestrian Verse”, dedicated to the 10th anniversary. See below for details.
Released back in 2013, produced by Leo Abrahams, the project hit the Scottish indie band in the top ten in the UK albums chart. NME gave the album four stars, calling it “life-affirming”.
The ten-year reissue of “Pedestrian Verse” will be released on various vinyl records on March 17 via Atlantic label.
In addition, fans will be able to purchase a reissue of the original lyrical notebook of the late vocalist Scott Hutchison since the creation of the record. The singer committed suicide in 2018.
“Pedestrian Verse has always been the album we were most proud of as a band. It was written collectively, and I think it was the best and most mature example of Scott’s songwriting,” Frightened Rabbit said in a joint statement.
“That’s why we wanted people to see his lyrical notes here and understand how he works on the song from beginning to end. We are immensely proud of this album and will be forever grateful for where it has taken us.”
The group added: “Celebrate his 10th birthday with us and collect the drama. It’s appropriate to have a drink at a 10th anniversary party, right?!”
“Pedestrian Verse” will be available in the following formats:
- 12-inch vinyl album “Pedestrian Verse” — all retailers (transparent vinyl)
- 12-inch vinyl album “Pedestrian Verse” — exclusively for indie (blue/black marble vinyl)
- 12-inch vinyl album “Pedestrian Verse” — exclusive for D2C (recycled vinyl)
7-inch vinyl singles of the tracks “The Woodpile”, “Backyard Skulls” and “Late March, Death March” are also available.
In 2021, Hutchison’s family and staff collected the lyrics and illustrations of the late frontman for the first time in a book called The Work.
The surviving members of Frightened Rabbit described it as “a tribute to Scott’s unrestrained creativity.”
Last October, Frightened Rabbit celebrated World Mental Health Day (October 10) by reminding people to reach out and “talk to someone” if they feel overwhelmed or depressed. Tiny Changes, a charity set up in memory of Hutchison, also posted a message.