‘Honest Man’ is a tribute to the late Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit), in support of the Scottish Association for Mental Health. It was an honour to have known Scott, whose music will continue to inspire me and so many others around the world. Please download this track for free, spread the word, and consider donating whatever you can to help the SAMH continue their vital work: www.samh.org.uk/donate.
The track itself is a modern rendition of the Robert Burns poem 'On My Own Friend And My Father's Friend, Wm. Muir In Tarbolton Mill’.
An honest man here lies at rest
As e'er God with his image blest;
The friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm'd,
Few heads with knowledge so informed:
If there's another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.
released August 8, 2018
Recorded by Rod Jones at Post Electric Studio, Edinburgh
Words by Robert Burns
Vocals and keys by Laurie Cameron
Synth, harmonium and percussion by Ross Lorimer
Guitars by Laurie Cameron and Rod Jones
Cover photograph by Marshall Craigmyle