A group of Frightened Rabbit fans will send five copies of the band’s 2008 album ‘Midnight Organ Fight’ on a round-the-world trip in a new bid to raise money in memory of Scott Hutchison.
The scheme is called ‘Midnight Organ Flight’, and currently has 500 fans on board. Organiser Ade Cartwright is appealing for more to get involved.
Copies of the record will be sent out to fans via post, who are then asked to record a video of themselves listening to their favourite track. They will then upload the clip to social media along with an introduction and some words on what the song means to them.
Afterwards, they’re asked to send the copy along to the next person, and are encouraged to enclose a message, poem or picture for the recipient. There will also be a virtual guest book for them to sign.
You can follow the progress of the CDs at Midnight Organ Flight’s website, which features a live map.
Participants are also asked to make a donation of at least £5 to The Scott Hutchison Fund, which was set up by the musician’s family with the aim of launching a mental health charity later this year.
The remaining members of Frightened Rabbit have endorsed the plan. “I think the Midnight Organ Flight is such a beautiful idea,” said Grant Hutchison, Scott’s brother and bandmate.
“The support from the community of FR fans since Scott’s death has been incredible. Not only for the family and the band but the network of people reaching out to each other to provide comfort and strength has been really great to see.”
The final leg of the program will see the five albums signed by the band themselves and mailed out to competition winners to keep.