Who doesn't love Record Store Day? Especially when it incites collaborations between two amazing artists like Frightened Rabbit frontman, Scott Hutchinson and Manchester Orchestra leading man, Andy Hull. Ironically, the two musicians have never met in person, but via a "string of emails and texts", they teamed up to bring "Architect" to our ears, making it actually feel more like Christmas, than Record Store Day.

I fell in love with its melancholy vibe from Hutchinson’s opening whisper.  Between his thick, husky accent and Hull’s raw, slightly strained vocals, the two switch back and forth, harmonizing the emotive lyrics over only an acoustic strum, perfectly capturing that bittersweet essence.

"Architect" will be released on April 20th alongside another collaborative track from Manchester Orchestra and indie pop band, Grouplove. Stop by your local independent record store to grab a copy. But until then, click play right here to enjoy!

posted by Staff
April 2013