Frightened Rabbit – Heads Roll Off

Signals very good things to follow

The first single from their forthcoming album, Midnight Organ Fight, signals very good thing to follow.

Simple drums and an insistent scurrying guitar carry the ever-present observant, poignant lyrics – “Jesus is just a Spanish boys name” and “when heads roll off, someone else’s will turn” It’s all about the juxtaposition of big gestures and little contributions. The track marks a progression for the trio – the musical arrangement is murkier but it still manages to retain a heartfelt folk quality. An affirming modern day hymn musing on religion, mortality and philosophy – it’s full of stark Bible imagery that contrast with its delicious and amusing atheistic conclusions.

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