Τhe second single & official video of Frightened Rabbits‘s sixth album ‘Painting Of A Panic Attack‘ (Atlantic, 2016) became available last week. The third track & second single of the album is ‘I Wish I Was Sober‘. The song as its title can reveal deals with alcoholism and addiction. The powerful and very emotional video is a visualization of alcoholism itself.
It is not the first time they are so emotional, since the cover of Bruce Springsteen‘s ‘Streets Of Philadelphia‘ is another proof of their intense sensitivities.
The band’s hometown is Selkirk in Scotland but now they are residing in Glasgow. The group was formed in 2003 at first as a solo project of Scott Hutchison (vocalist & guitarist) but soon became a full band consisting of five members according their facebook page bio “anyone can be in ‘Frightened Rabbit”. Either way this is a band that still gives nice, contemporary indie rock gems after all these years.
The last sentence of Frightened Rabbit’s video announcement is “I say this safe in the knowledge that it will be widely ignored: drink responsibly this weekend folks!“