The collected words and illustrations of the late Scott Hutchison have been gathered together in a new book, ‘The Work’.
A limited edition hardback, the 160 pages cover Frightened Rabbit’s complete lyrics (including B-sides and rarities) with handwritten excerpts by the band’s frontman, who died in 2018, alongside his illustrations, many of which have never been seen before.
Intended as a celebration of and tribute to Hutchison’s creativity, the tome also fulfils his wishes as he had spoken of creating a book like this, before his death.
Scott’s brother Grant, drummer in Frightened Rabbit, said: “Seeing this book come to life has been something of a bittersweet experience. Reading the lyrics without music really brings home the stark reality of what Scott was going through and at the same time highlights the talent of someone who I consider to be one of the best songwriters in the world.
“This would’ve been a different release had Scott been involved but we all felt it was important that his lyrics be celebrated and given the spotlight they deserve.
As Scott has said, these words were always meant to be accompanied by music, but the impact of digesting them without is no less great. Pick up this book of words, hold it, share it and immerse yourself in the world Scott created by opening not only his heart but his whole soul to the world.”