We saw Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison do an acoustic take on Swim Until You Can’t See Land from a park bench, and now we have a full-band studio version that’s available for streaming at Fat Cat. Another song, Fun Stuff, can also be heard.
According to the label, the Swim single will be released in November, preceding a new full-length in spring 2010.
“’Swim Until You Can’t See Land’ was the title I had in my mind before I even started writing the album; I was becoming more and more interested in the idea of a rejection of the habits and behaviour most people see as normal, and in turn embracing a certain madness. It’s about losing your mind in order to reset the mind and the body. Forget what’s gone before and wash it out. This is not necessarily a geographical journey, as the ‘swim’ can involve any activity in which you can lose yourself. It’s a good introduction to the record as the theme unravels therein.”
Here’s that aforementioned park-bench performance: