Frightened Rabbit perform in The Current studio

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Scott Hutchinson of Frightened Rabbit performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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  • Frightened Rabbit - Wish I Was Sober (Live on The Current) 03:21
  • Frightened Rabbit - Get Out (Live on The Current) 03:20
  • Frightened Rabbit - Die Like a Rich Boy (Live on The Current) 03:15

"I still feel special coming and playing here," says Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchinson.

Ahead of a show at the Varsity Theater, Frightened Rabbit — Scott Hutchison, Grant Hutchison, Billy Kennedy, Andy Monaghan and Simon Liddell — stopped by The Current (for the third time) to perform in-studio and to chat with host Mary Lucia about their new album.

Painting of a Panic Attack can be taken quite literally. Years ago, on a flight from Boulder, CO to Chicago following a late night show, Hutchinson experienced his first-ever panic attack. Being in a confined space at a high altitude swiftly escalated his lightheadedness, and what he first thought to be a hangover turned out to be the most terrifying moment of his life.

Hutchinson has a handle on his panic attacks now. He hasn't had one in years. However, after taking two years off from touring, anxious dreams have started to reoccur, like playing to a room of four people or forgetting lyrics mid-song.

Luckily neither of those events have happened. Frightened Rabbit fans have filled venues to support the new album, and if Hutchinson forgets the lyrics, the audience surely can sing along.

Songs Performed

"I Wish I Was Sober"
"Get Out"
"Die Like a Rich Boy"

All songs off Frightened Rabbit's album Painting of a Panic Attack, out now via Atlantic Records.

Hosted by Mary Lucia
Produced by Anna Reed
Engineered by Mike DeMark
Web feature by Leah Garaas
Photos by Nate Ryan

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    Frightened Rabbit performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Scott Hutchinson of Frightened Rabbit performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Frightened Rabbit performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Andy Monaghan of Frightened Rabbit performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Billy Kennedy of Frightened Rabbit performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Frightened Rabbit in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Frightened Rabbit in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Simon Liddell of Frightened Rabbit performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Frightened Rabbit in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Grant Hutchinson of Frightened Rabbit performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Frightened Rabbit performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)