Death Cab For Cutie have released a cover of Frightened Rabbit’s “My Backwards Walk” as part of their Spotify Singles collection. The cover is a tribute to Frightened Rabbit lead singer Scott Hutchison, who was found dead in May of this year. “My Backwards Walk” is off Frightened Rabbit’s beloved 2008 album The Midnight Organ Fight.
The choice of song most likely comes from the time the bands spent touring together in 2008, when Frightened Rabbit opened for Death Cab in support of The Midnight Organ Fight. Ben Gibbard, lead singer of Death Cab, remained close with Hutchison following the tour. Following Hutchison’s death, Gibbard paid tribute to him on Instagram, saying “I wish I would have told Scott how much his songs mean to me.”
I wish I would have told Scott how much his songs meant to me. Or how The Midnight Organ Fight was pretty much all I listened to for months while going through an extremely dark patch in my life. Or what a wonderfully funny and engaging person I found him to be. If you do anything today to mourn Scott’s passing, please reach out to someone you love and tell them something you’ve been putting off saying. Life is too damn short and you might miss the opportunity to do so. xo Ben
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Death Cab released their latest album Thank You For Today in August.
Listen to Death Cab’s “My Backwards Walk” cover via Spotify here, and revisit Frightened Rabbit and Death Cab performances from the Paste archives below.