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Coldplay donate one-of-a-kind signed vinyl to Scott Hutchison’s Tiny Changes

The one-off seven-inch will raise funds in the late Frightened Rabbit frontman's memory

By Joe Goggins

Press shot of Coldplay, 2021.
Coldplay, 2021. Photo: Press

Coldplay have donated a special signed seven-inch to Tiny Changes in memory of Scott Hutchison.

The Scottish mental health charity, founded in the wake of the Frightened Rabbit frontman’s death in 2018, will auction the vinyl on eBay to raise funds.

A double A-side of ‘Champion of the World’ and ‘Cry Cry Cry’, the seven-inch is “a limited edition of one, released by Third Man Records, with hand-drawn artwork personally signed by the band,” according to Coldplay in a statement.

Both tracks are taken from ‘Everyday Life’, Coldplay’s 2019 eighth album. Hutchison is credited as a songwriter on ‘Champion of the World’, which interpolates ‘Los Angeles, Be Kind’ from his 2014 solo album, ‘Owl John’.

The auction for the vinyl, signed by all four members of the band, begins on November 28 at 6pm UK time. The bidding starts at £1.

Hutchison took his own life in May 2018, after a years-long, well-documented struggle with depression. Tiny Changes, founded by his brothers, Grant and Neil, and his parents, aims to provide mental health services to young people. The charity is named after a line from Frightened Rabbit’s ‘Head Rolls Off’ – “while I’m alive, I’ll make tiny changes to Earth.”

Last month, Tiny Changes launched a new mental health fund, which will “[support] innovative ideas with up to £10,000”. “Funded projects will make tiny changes towards equality and mental health for young people in Scotland,” said the charity in a statement.

This month, a new collection of Hutchison’s lyrics and illustrations, ‘The Work’, was released in the UK. The surviving members of Frightened Rabbit describe it as “a tribute to Scott’s unbridled creativity”.