Just wanted to mention the new single from the Fray, and how brilliant it is. For those of you who have been underneath a rock for the last few years, their major-label debut “How to Save a Life” is actually the best-selling digital album in history, and the title song was a world-wide smash, helped along by some major placement on “Grey’s Anatomy” two years ago. (Wow…it HAS been two years, hasn’t it?) Anyway, there’s a lot of pride for these boys here in Denver, where they grew up and formed. They’re preparing to release a self-titled follow-up in February, and if it tells you how much weight is on the boys, the CD and its Deluxe Edition are already up on iTunes for pre-orders. No pressure, guys…
“You Found Me” is a vaguely Christian-sounding record, but it is open enough to interpretation that this shouldn’t be a hinderance to anyone with a bias against the genre. The great thing about this is as a follow-up is that, while it is distinctly a Fray record, it’s impossible to say “it’s a new version of “All At Once” or “Over My Head”. That’s the sign of a group that’s attempting to evolve. Lead singer Isaac Slade, in the current issue of Denver magazine, had this to say:
“The album is extreme from both sides,” he says. “We’re a better band four years later. The louder stuff is more messy, and the quieter stuff is more quiet.”
Check out the link to their promo video for “You Found Me” down below. The single is available now, either as a single, or as a download with pre-order of the Deluxe Edition.
The Fray – You Found Me Viral Video