Two albums in 24 months for The Fray
It's been a very active couple of years for The Fray, which rode the release of its 2012 "Scars and Stories" album all the way through 2013 while promising a very quick follow-up project. And guess what – the band delivered.
We need to go all the way back to 2011 and Isaac Slade making mention of a new record being worked on that captured a "more aggressive tone" than previous work from The Fray. Three new tracks debuted after the announcement – "Heartbeat," "The Fighter" and "Here We Are." All of them appeared on what would become the band's third studio album finally released on February 7, 2012.
Following the release of "Scars and Stories," there were rumors The Fray had also promised a fourth album by the end of 2013. Slade talked with Rolling Stone and confirmed that work would be starting on the project in the new year, with a targeted release date of Christmas 2013. The ambitious schedule meant a turnaround time of just 22 months between albums – the shortest amount of time yet between LPs for the band.
It was June 4, 2013 when The Fray announced that they had begun recording their fourth album. The lead single, "Love Don't Die," rolled out on October 21, 2013 and was accompanied by an official music video filed the following month and released in December. The album, titled "Helios," was slated for release on January 14, 2014, but was pushed back to February 25, 2014. Another song, "Hurricane", was made available on what would have been the original release date.
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The Denver-based band The Fray has been among the nation's hottest performing acts since releasing their debut album How to Save a Life in 2005, with the hit singles 'Over My Head (Cable Car)' and 'How to Save a Life,' a worldwide smash that also topped the charts in Ireland, Canada, Spain and Bulgaria. The band's large, layered sound and thoughtful lyrics appeal to a wide range of fans. Though The Fray is often compared to Coldplay, they list their foremost influences as U2, Counting Crows, Better Than Ezra and The Wallflowers. With band co-founder Isaac Slade playing the piano and providing vocals both at center stage and at the center of the band's sound, The Fray sets itself apart from most touring rock bands. Co-founder Joe King adds a backdrop of guitar and vocals, supported by guitarist David Welsh, and drummer Ben Wysocki.
By the time The Fray released its second album, titled The Fray, in 2009, their fans were ready for another hit and they delivered with the hit single 'You Found Me,' which climbed to number 7 on Billboard and hit number one in Australia.
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Are a chance to see why this band's live shows are packing arenas wherever they play?big sound, layers of instrumentation and vocal harmonies, stirring melodies and lyrics that make you think. One key to The Fray's success has been its grassroots following, built one listener at a time via hits to their MySpace entries. The Fray is one of the most successful bands ever online, with more than 16 million views streamed from MySpace and more than 300,000 friends. It's The Fray's meaningful, contemplative songs, which stand strong on their own, that keep their popularity growing. The heady, deep sound of The Fray's songs appeals to TV audiences as well, and their songs have been featured on soundtracks for Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs and NCIS. From their humble beginnings on local Denver radio stations and online, The Fray has exploded into an international phenomenon.
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