The Fray are out with the music video to their new single ‘Run For Your Life’, off the Denver, Colorado rock group’s third studio album ‘Scars & Stories’, out now on Epic Records. The video was filmed by acclaimed director Declan Whitebloom (Taylor Swift, Sugarland) in the Los Angeles suburbs on February 13th. Watch it via Vevo below.
The album was recorded at the legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville. The Fray was able to hone their sound with the help of producer Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young). The making of ‘Scars and Stories’ fostered the most evolution the band has ever experienced, both lyrically and musically. “On our first record, we didn’t quite trust ourselves yet,” said Isaac Slade. “We loosened up on the second album, but there was still some element of restraint. But on this one, we just stepped up to plate and swung as hard as we could.”
The Fray celebrated their new album release ‘Scars & Stories’ with a interview and performance for Walmart Soundcheck. The Colorado band’s live set included ‘You Found Me’ and ‘Heartbeat’.
The group talked about the album recording process, taking time off between albums, how they compose music, the album being a reflection of their experiences, the subject matter in ‘Scars & Stories’, working with producer Brendan O’Brien on the project, connecting with their fans on Twitter and in person, and more.
“I used to get really stressed out when people didn’t know what the songs were about,” singer Isaac Slade explained. “I would explain the song for 10 minutes before we’d play it, and guys were falling asleep on stage, and then I realized the way I listen to music is projecting my own story to whatever song connects with me. We wrote ‘How To Save A Life’ about some really dark, heavy intervention kind of stuff, and I had this couple come up to me and tell me it was their first dance song at a wedding, and wanted to tell them it was not about that, but it clicked that we’ve got to let these songs go once we put them out there.”
Watch the performances and interview at soundcheck.walmart.com. Check out additional photos from the appearance below the cut. (more…)
The Fray are out with the video to their new single ‘Syndicate’, the third release from the Denver based piano rock band’s eponymous second studio album, out nwo on Epic Records. Watch the Mark Pellington directed video below.
The Fray performed a live set for MySpace’s ‘The List’ that included ‘You Found Me’, ‘How To Save A Life’, ‘Over My Head (Cablecar)’, ‘Never Say Never’, and ‘Ungodly Hour’. Watch it below.
Rock acts on television this week include:
Iggy Pop & the Brighton Port Authority perform on ‘The Late Show with David
Letterman’ (CBS) on Monday and ‘Late Night’ (NBC) on Tuesday.
Pete Yorn performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Monday.
Sonic Youth perform on ‘Late Night’ (NBC) on Monday.
Elvis Costello performs on ‘The Tonight Show’ (NBC) on Tuesday.
Wilco performs on ‘The Tonight Show’ (NBC) on Wednesday.
Dinosaur Jr. perform on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Thursday.
Grizzly Bear perform on ‘Late Night’ (NBC) on Friday.
Phoenix perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Friday.
The Fray perform on ‘Today’ (NBC) on Friday.
The Fray are out with the video to their new single ‘Never Say Never From’, the second release off the Denver, Colorado piano rock group’s self titled second album, in stores now on Epic Records. Watch the Ace Norton directed video below.
The Fray posted audio to their new song ‘Say When’, off the Denver, Colorado piano rock group’s self-titled second album, out February 3rd on Sony BMG. Audio at ilike.com has since been removed.
The Fray are out with the video to their new single ‘You Found Me’, the first release from the Denver, Colorado piano rock group’s second full-length, self-titled album, out February 3, 2009 via Epic Records. Watch it below.
The Fray performed in concert at the Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, Canada on Sunday (July 29). Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube.
The Fray, Gomez, and Eisley performed at Shoreline Amphitheatre on Saturday (July 21) in Mountain View California. Check out pictures from GettyImages and WireImage.