Frightened Rabbit – “The Hearts Song” (Hector Nicol Cover)
Heart of Midlothian FC is a Scottish soccer club based in Gorgie, west of Edinburgh, known as Hearts for short. This year they knocked down their 103-year-old stadium, Main Stand, and in honor of the emotional event, the club’s fervent supporters in Frightened Rabbit have recorded a cover of Hector Nicol’s “The Hearts Song,” one of those fight songs European football supporters like to sing together in the stands or at the pub. Drawing from the old hymn “Blessed Assurance,” it includes lines like, “Oh some say that Celtic and Rangers are grand/ But the boys in maroon are the best in the land.” Listen below.
Frightened Rabbit’s Painting Of A Panic Attack is out now. Read our 2016 cover story on the band here.