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The Fray stems from Colorado and was formed in 2002 By Issac Slade (lead singer) and Joe King (guitarist). Unsure of what to call themselves as a group, the guys asked random people to think of band names and write ideas down. They randomly selected "the fray" from the pile and thus, their band name. The Fray obviously puts more effort into their songwriting as they have earned commercial success with their three studio albums. They have been well-liked by listeners since the start! The Fray's very first single, "Over My Head (Cable Car)"was an instant top 10 hit. The song was written about Issac's brother after he left the band.
Their second single, How To Save A Life was an even bigger hit and brought the guys worldwide fame! ABC used that song as their main advertising promotion for Grey's Anatomy in 2006. ------>Side note: Grey's fans, do you remember Season 7 when Callie was in a bad car accident and practically the entire cast sang that song while performing surgery?? Yeah, I may have teared up a little!
The Fray's success didn't stop there, their second and self-titled album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts and was certified gold in the U.S! Ever wonder some of their musical influences? Some of the best bands from the 90's: The Wallflowers, Counting Crows, Better Than Ezra & U2.
What's next for The Fray? Heading back home this weekend to perform for "Colorado Rising- A Benefit for Flood Relief." Also on that bill, Dave Matthews & the Lumineers. Nice! Their latest single "Love Don't Die" (which you can hear on your favorite radio station) was just released this week on iTunes! No title or official release date yet for the upcoming album, but based on recent interviews, we can expect it by January! Get ready for a fresh, more upbeat album from The Fray!
Bringing it back to their self-titled album, this is my ultimate favorite Fray song.
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