The New Classics

October 22, 2009

New Music / Music Video: Frightened Rabbit, Swim Until You Can’t See Land

Filed under: Download, Indie Rock, Music Video, Song — Tags: , — Greg @ 6:40 pm


Song: Swim Until You Can’t See Land
Artist: Frightened Rabbit
Album: The Winter of Mixed Drinks
Label: Fat Cat Records
Notes: 1st single from LP
Analysis: ‘Swim Until You Can’t See Land’ is a song about abandoning all hope and getting the hell out of dodge before the worst hits the horizon.

Dip a toe in the ocean. Oh how it hardens and it numbs.
And the rest of me is a burgeoned man
built to collapse into crumbs.
And if I hadn’t come down
to the coast to disappear,
I may have died in a land-slide
of the rocks, the hopes and fears.

Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison is one of my favorite songwriters of the moment, and two albums into the band’s career, they have yet to disappoint me. Sing the Greys is great, but if you don’t have The Midnight Organ Fight you are truly missing out on some amazing music. Hutchison’s Scottish-twanged vocals are in full effect on ‘Swim’; a warm, spirited track that essentially urges a “let’s get the fuck out of here” rally, onto better times ahead. The Winter of Mixed Drinks isn’t due for release until spring of next year, but this early single is probably the best holdover that we could ask for.
Rating: 9.5


1 Comment »

  1. Nice song

    Comment by Adamas — January 22, 2011 @ 9:44 am

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