Death Dream

Album: Painting Of A Panic Attack (2016)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the opening track of Frightened Rabbit's fifth LP, Painting of a Panic Attack. The album title is a line from this song. Lead singer Scott Hutchison explained to HMV.com: "I think it sums up the record, like with a lot of our albums I think it's a beautiful way of remembering something that wasn't very pleasant to go through at the time, it's a good combination of beauty and horror, an easy soundscape matched with dark and twisted lyrics, so the title refers to that contrast."
  • The song was inspired by a dream of Hutchinson's. Though normally he doesn't care about other people's dream, this nocturnal recollection was so different, he had to write a song about it. He explained to Gigwise: "It was just so well directed and strikingly beautiful. The camerawork was positively Hitchcockian. When the imagery is already laid out on a plate (or the floor) for you, well, you should make lemonade with it."

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