Frightened Rabbit – “Lump Street”

We recently published a cover story on the making of Frightened Rabbit’s upcoming album, Painting Of A Panic Attack, which was produced by the National’s Aaron Dessner, and today, the band deliver a new track from that LP. “Lump Street” is the third single from the album, following “Death Dreams” and “Get Out.”

“Lump Street” is a radiant song that tells the story of a downtrodden town and the hint of hope that can still be discovered there. The song begins by following an atmospheric sound under frontman Scott Hutchison’s yearning vocals as he narrates the melancholy that lives on the depressed city street. Midway through, though, struck by an ambient moment of twinkling synths, the song transitions into a jovial, upbeat tune driven by bright guitars and sparkling drums. Here, Hutchison illustrates that beauty can be found even when life seems broken, singing, “Get it together man, find hope / there is life beyond the world you already know.” Listen.

Painting Of A Panic Attack is out 4/8 via Canvasback/Atlantic. Pre-order it here.