Midnight Organ Fight came out when I was 13. I think I bought it after listening to a preview on iTunes and had a voucher to spend or something.
At that age I was listening to stuff I thought I should be listening to - stuff the NME considered the greatest albums ever, etc. But I fell in love with Frightened Rabbit instantly. They especially resonated with me because the lyrics felt so personal, and seemed to be the antithesis to the indie lad music at the time. It was joyous and deeply sad simultaneously, and I don’t think there had been a band that really articulated that in a way that had connected with me before. Because they were so personal, it felt like they were close to you. Without wanting to be too saccharine, but because I had discovered them independently, and because the lyricism is so open, it truly felt like you knew and had a friend in Scott.
I’m devastated today. He had such a profound impact on my childhood through one record and I will miss him greatly. I can’t even begin to imagine what those who knew him and were loved ones must be going through.