Thursday, December 26, 2013

Kart Race Day!

Our guys are awesome kart racers, didn’t you know? This video blog is kind of old, but I still enjoy it a lot every time I watch it. The Fray’s members are racing karts; I hope you enjoy it as much as I do when I watch it!



Isaac is the best doing that, well, it seems,
“Joe’s not very good at this *laughs*, I’m Isaac Slade and I won the first place” ~ Isaac Slade. Gotta love them, right? 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Today it’s 24th of December, so Merry Christmas to all of you! In 2010, at Christmas, our guys released an EP with Christmas songs covered for free to everyone. I don’t know if you knew it or not, but, anyway I’m going to post here all the songs from it for you to enjoy them :)











I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a very happy new year! Also thank you to all of you who visit this blog, tell me your opinions about it, things I should improve, and so on; it means a lot :)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Acoustic Performance of Little House

Little House is an awesome song in all the ways possible, right? The lyrics are very meaningful (it’s by The Fray, that’s something normal), the rhythm is pretty awesome, and Isaac’s aggressive voice fits with the lyrics and rhythm perfectly. But something that’s really “frayntastic” is the acoustic version of this song. It’s not an official one, but they played the song acoustic live in a Video Blog a long time ago, I think 2007. Hope you enjoy the awesome performance by the guys: 


The story of The Fighter

Hello! What’s up? Today, I’m going to tell you the story behind another Fray song: The Fighter. First of all, the song was released in 2012, and belongs to the album: Scars & Stories. This song is kind of peculiar, just saying. And that’s because the song is probably the unique Fray song which was first started by seeing a picture.
The song was written by both Isaac Slade and Joe King, as usual. As Isaac Slade adds, he saw a picture of a boxing fight in a newspaper, and from there it all came. In the picture, there was a boxer fallen in the fight, and a girl surprised of seeing his man fallen and another boxer, which was like: “I didn’t mean to kill him”. After that, Isaac put on the piano the picture and started writing the song. Anyway, he started writing the song as if the boxer was fighting with his doubts; as Isaac says: “It’s a scary thing to face your doubts, especially in a relationship”. Then, Isaac also adds this: “I think it’s just like if you don’t face death, you can’t really live. If you don’t face divorce, you can’t really stay married. It’s not an ‘I do’, and then you’re set. It’s an ‘I do’, everyday. And when those doubts come in you can’t stuff them, you can cram them, ignore them, but they’re like hungry dogs in the basement clamoring to get out. So what I meant to communicate was that doubts are ok. Struggling in a relationship is ok. Wondering if there’s somebody better is ok. Because then you choose to stay, instead of shrugging your shoulders, saying it’s good enough. If you carry those doubts secretly hidden in the corner of your chest, they’ll kill you. They’ll kill everything, man. But if you kind of bring them out in the open and talk about them and sort through them and figure out where they’re coming from and face them, it’s scary sometimes; sometimes the marriage ends or the relationship ends, but sometimes you stay married for the rest of your life and it’s real”. These are the words of Isaac Slade who said that in an interview. 
        To conclude, the song has a quote which really reflects what Slade said: “What breaks your bones is not the load you’re carrying, what breaks you down is all in how you carry it”, and Joe King added also some things about that: “we all have something that we’re inevitable going to be carrying with us, but how you carry it is the difference. I think that if you carry it in front of you or behind you or if you’re carrying everything, the point of how you’re actually carrying your load is all the difference. I have stuff that I’m carrying that I’ll carry the rest of my life. Not that they’re bad, but I have them here. They’re almost like good things now that I’m carrying with me from the destruction”. This was also said in the same interview as Isaac’s last paragraph, but this was said by Joe. 

Well, I guess there’s not anything more to say about this song. Here you can watch a video for the song posted in The Fray’s channel, I don’t know if it’s considered official or not anyway… 


Monday, December 9, 2013

Love Don't Die Official Music Video

Hello guys! Friday at 3AM ET “The Fray” released the official video for their brand new single “Love Don’t Die”. Maybe you know this, but Candice Accola is starring in the video (she is engaged to Joe King and acts in The Vampire Diaries). In my opinion, the video was totally awesome, and I really enjoyed it. What did you think about it? I’m going to post here the official video and another video of “Behind the Scenes” :) 




Also I have two news more to tell you; first one: The Fray has delayed the date of releasing Helios, now it’ll be released February 25th; and the second one: they also did a Live Chat again the same day of the releasing of the official video for Love Don’t Die (December 6rd

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Helios & Recent news!

Hey guys! The Fray has already revealed us the new album’s cover, the title and the track list. It’s awesome, right?


The title is Helios, and I’m glad to tell you I know why it is the title. This is what Joe King (our awesome guitarist and background singer) told about that: "We titled our record Helios which is the Greek god of the sun and light. As a band we feel the sun, light and the warm part of life right now and this record reflects that. Basically we feel damn good and wrote a bunch of songs from that place"
Great to hear that! Don't you think so? Well, that means they're so happy, which make us (frayers) happy too :) This is Helios's tracklist:
1. Hold My Hand
2. Love Don't Die
3. Give It Away
4. Closer to Me
5. Hurricane
6. Keep On Wanting
7. Our Last Days
8. Break Your Plans
9. Wherever This Goes
10. Shadow and a Dancer
11. Same as You
These are the names of the 11 songs. I don’t know if you feel the same, but I feel like it’s going to be totally awesome, and I can’t wait for Helios at all. 14th January feels so far away, right? At least this December we will have a music video for “Love Don’t Die”…

And another thing that might be interesting to you: Love Don’t Die is on a compilation to raise money for the Philippines, it’s on iTunes. So if you buy it from there, the money will go to the Philippines. As always, The Fray's helping as they can :) 

Ben Wysocki's Birthday!

Hello guys! Today, if you don’t know it, it’s Ben Wysocki’s birthday, our awesome drummer. Yes, our Benny is already 29 years old. 29… wow, it’s pretty awesome if we remember that he was only 18 years old when he joined The Fray. Also remember he is the younger member in the band ;)
Time goes so fast, right? I’m going to show you a few pictures of Ben for you to check it by yourself:  









Thursday, November 14, 2013

Music Video for "Love Don't Die" Coming Soon

Hey, what’s up? I’m sorry I’m not posting much lately, I’m so sorry but there’s so much exams and I don’t have enough time. Anyway I’m bringing you some good no, great news for you. The Fray is recording a music video for their newest single: “Love Don’t Die”. There isn’t any date for it yet, but I can show you some photos showed via Instagram and Twitter, anyway I'm sure the wait will be worth it, I can’t wait! 







Thursday, October 31, 2013

Baby Slade coming soon!

Hello guys! Today I’m bringing you some great news about Isaac Slade, our fantastic lead singer. He will be dad this next spring! Yes, Anna Slade, his wife, is pregnant. So soon we will see baby Slade :) For now, we don’t know it they’ll have a boy or a girl, but we know that the baby will be loved all over the world. Here you can see the picture Isaac posted in Facebook to communicate us the great new: 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Love Don't Die

Hey guys! It seems like The Fray have really liked chatting with fans, because yesterday they had another chat, this time via Twitter. They were one hour at 6PM EST answering questions and replying to fans. They were celebrating that they have just released their brand new single “Love Don’t Die” in iTunes, and uploaded a lyric video for it the same day. Also, today, they played the song live in the Today Show of New York city. Here you can see the lyric video of the song:

And also I got two replies in the live chat via Twitter, so I'm going to show you a picture of the replies :) 


Saturday, October 19, 2013

The story of Hundred

Hey guys! I know it’s been a long time since I last wrote a post talking about the story behind any song by The Fray. But, here we go; I’m going to talk about a song’s story again. Today’s song is Hundred. The song was written by Isaac Slade, and the story behind it is this: it’s about Isaac’s ex-girlfriend. It’s about the break-up, and there was some polemic with it. The reason of the polemic was that Isaac decided to play it to a girl he liked called Anna. It seems like she didn’t like that, because she turned her back and left. After all, she wasn’t that angry, because they got married in 2006. Here you can listen to the song:  


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Finally New Single & Live Chat yesterday

Yesterday The Fray finally released the audio of their new single “Love Don’t Die”. Also, they premiered it with a live chat where they answered questions and performed “Heartbeat”, “You Found Me”, “How to Save a Life” and “Love Don’t Die” live. They also said that the album will be released in January 14th. This is the link of the site you can watch the live chat if you haven’t already http://new.livestream.com/livestreamsessions/thefray Also here you can listen to the awesome new single. Hope you like it :) 


Friday, October 4, 2013

The Fray new song played live: Hold My Hand

Hey guys! I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in a while, but I will give you great news. As I told you in last posts, The Fray was releasing a new single in October; they still haven’t released it, but in a show in Singapore in Guinness day, they played a new song that we didn’t know, it is called: Hold My Hand. The sound quality isn’t so good, but the song is great, and I hope you like it as much as I liked it. P.S. I loved the song. Also I want to add that Joe King told in an interview a few days ago that the album will be released in January or February. Here you can listen to it: 


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Isaac Slade - Interview from 2009

Isaac Slade interview 

Isaac Slade is a really wise man, even when he isn’t old. Let’s give a listen of some of his opinion and thoughts in this interview. Also here you'll find some things about the song You Found Me and the reason he wrote it. Here you are: 





The Fray Funny Moments


The Fray are really funny guys. We all know it, but, if you want to laugh for a while, watch this video of funny moments of them. I laughed a lot watching it. Hope you enjoy!



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Isaac Slade Appointment

Isaac Slade Appointment

“I was watching a Lady Gaga video the other night. I wish I had a persona to put on when I go to stage, to sing from and hide inside. But I don’t. I think in the past that’s been a scary thing for me. It does feel like I get up on stage and take my clothes off. I feel embarrassed. I feel naked.” – Isaac Slade


Monday, September 16, 2013

Scars and Stories

Scars & Stories
Scars & Stories is the title of The Fray’s third studio album, we all know that. Here, in this post, I’m telling you the meaning behind this title. What scars? What stories? According to Isaac Slade, the title came from a song he wrote that didn’t make the album. The song talks about the five love relationships he has had in his life. He said that: “all had good things and bad ones, but they all made me have the marriage I have today”. And also, he has said in some interviews, talking about scars, that: “scars are sexy and kind of a map of what we’ve been through”. So, what he wants to say with all this, I think, is that: we all have scars and that make us be the person we are.


Isaac Slade speaking Spanish

Isaac Slade speaking Spanish
Isaac Slade lived for a while in Guatemala, which I already said in previous posts. Now I’m going to show you him talking in Spanish during a show in Spain. I hope you like it :)


A fact about You Found Me's video

You Found Me’s music video fact

Today I’m going to tell you some interesting fact about You Found Me’s music video. The Fray’s members are supposed to be like “angels”. Not because it is actually the song’s meaning. It just could fit and they decided it’d be good in the video. So, Isaac, Joe, Dave and Ben are like angels who are seeing everything that happens and are everywhere. Here you can watch the music video and notice that:

Saturday, September 14, 2013

How To Save A Life (album) is already 8 years old

Hey guys! Since yesterday, How to Save a Life’s album is already 8 years old. It seems like a lot, right? The Fray’s first album was released the 13th October 2005. The album reached 3.000.000 sells and 8.000.000. downloads. Also I should add that, in that time, it was the most downloaded album of all time. And, with the singles “Over my Head (Cable Car)” and “How to Save a Life”, The Fray reached international fame. Especially after “How to Save a Life” (song) was featured on the TV show Grey’s Anatomy. Life’s album is already 8 years old. It seems like a lot, right? The Fray’s first album was released the 13th October 2005. The album reached 3.000.000 sells and 8.000.000. downloads. Also I should add that, in that time, it was the most downloaded album of all time. And, with the singles “Over my Head (Cable Car)” and “How to Save a Life”, The Fray reached international fame. Especially after “How to Save a Life” (song) was featured on the TV show Grey’s Anatomy.







Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New song!

Hey guys! Some days ago The Fray had a show where they played some new songs from the upcoming album. And also a fan was told by Joe that The Fray will be releasing a new single in October, and probably the album will be released in February of 2014. Here you are the song they played live: “Wherever This Goes”. Enjoy!


Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Fray: why this name?

Hey guys! I’m pretty sure some of you are wondering this: why The Fray? Why this name? The story about that is this:

The Fray was just formed and they needed a name, and they were going to play in Caleb (Isaac’s brother)’s graduation party. So, they put out a fishbowl and told people around there to write band names and put them there. There were lots of names there, but they finally decided that “The Fray” was the best one. 



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Trip back in time

Hey guys! Now we’re going to do a trip back time with The Fray. I’m going to show you some pictures from maybe 2003 or 2004. They look so young here, right?









Monday, September 2, 2013

The Fray Live from Webster Hall

Here you are some videos of the awesome concert The Fray had in the Webster Hall in New York in 2009. I hope you enjoy them. The Fray is awesome live, if you didn’t know it, check these videos and you’ll know I’m not lying at all.  It was an awesome concert, wasn't it?

Here it is Over My Head (Cable Car)'s performance:

Here it is How To Save A Life’s performance:


Here it is Happiness’ performance:


The Fray's Members

Hey guys! I’m going to show you some pictures of The Fray’s members playing live. These pictures are probably about 2007.

Here we have our drummer Ben Wysocki:


 Here we have our guitarist Dave Welsh:


Here we have our guitarist and background vocalist Joe King:


And, for ending, we have our singer and pianist Isaac Slade:


 With Ben, Dave, Joe and Isaac playing, we can guess how amazing is a concert, right?
 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

What is Some Trust about?

The Fray – Some Trust
Well, The Fray has never talked about this song in any interview, but this is a good song to talk about in this new post. This song is from their Reason EP from 2003. The song is about the different kinds of people that there are in the world, that’s what can be appreciated in the song. We don’t know if there’s any specific story behind it, but who knows? What is surely very clear, is that all of us trust something, or someone, as The Fray is telling us in this song.  

Here you can listen to this awesome song:


The story of Heartbeat


The Fray – Heartbeat

This song’s inspiration was a trip Isaac Slade took to Rwanda. They were travelling looking for inspiration, and Isaac decided he wanted to go to Rwanda. He wanted to see how the country recovering and stuff was. He saw the country coming back to life and that’s what he wants to express with the song: a girl coming back to life. He was having lunch and they were giving thanks, and he felt the heartbeat of the woman next to him. He recalls: “I can’t say if it was her pulse or mine, I just felt Rwanda coming back to life”. Then, he caught his phone and recorded an idea for the song. He says: “all the kids at school were looking at me and so happy, like if they knew I was singing about all them”.  

Here you can listen to an awesome live version of the song:



Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Fray over the years


The Fray started this awesome band in 2002, when Isaac Slade and Joe King met in a guitar store after being schoolmates. Let’s see how much they’ve changed over the years!
This first picture must be over 2003, when started, they look so young here! The next pictures are from 2003 to 2007. Some are when they released their first album.








These next pictures are from 2008 to 2010, when they released their second album.




And finally these pictures are from 2011 to 2012, when they released their third album.




You can see that they’ve changed over the years, of course. But after all, they are the same couple of kids that one day decided to dedicate their life to music.



The story of Be Still

         This song was written by Isaac Slade. It was written in 2011 after his little brother (Micah, 21 years old that year) phoned him at 4 A.M. saying him he felt helpless. Isaac talked to him for a while, and then both went to sleep. At the next morning, while having breakfast, he caught his guitar and started composing a song. As he says: “it wasn’t like writing, the lyrics just came. It never comes that easy, just maybe with the song Happiness”. Then he went to the studio and recorded the song. Even he didn’t mean to have it on the record; he just wanted to record it to his brother.  Well, finally they put it on the record, but the original one; as Joe said: “don’t change it, it’s perfect”.

Here you can listen to a live solo version of the song in the Today Show:



The story of 48 To Go

This song is about Isaac Slade and his now wife, Anna. They were just dating and they were in a travel. They travelled by car to go to a friend’s party. In their way there, they got lost. Isaac said in a concert that it was such as experience.

Here you can listen to the song:
 

 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The first version of You Found Me

The Fray – Amistad (1st version of You Found Me)
You might know that the song “You Found Me” has had changes in its lyrics. It was actually first called “Amistad”. And these were the lyrics:
I found God, on the corner of first and Amistad
Where the west, was all but won
All week-long, smoking his last cigarette
I said: “Where you’ve been?”
He said: “Ask anything”
Where were you when everything was falling apart?
All my days were spent by the telephone
It never rang, and all I needed was a voice
That never came, to the corner of first and Amistad
Lost and insecure. You found me, you found me
Blood was on the floor. Where were you? Where were you?
Just a little late. You found me, you found me
Always right on time. And so I wait for you
Answer this: everytime I turn around, something else, is on its way to break down
Far from home, I do feel on my very own
Two feet alone, in the corner of first and Amistad
Lost and insecure. You found me, you found me
Blood was on the floor. Where were you? Where were you?
Lots to say to you. You found me, you found me
Just a little late. And so I will not wait
So I’ll stand up, to my full heigh: “maybe you’re wrong and maybe I’m right”
Either way I’ll break my stare by the door I hold my hand
Lost and insecure. You found me, you found me
Blood was on the floor. Where were you? Where were you?
Lots to say to you. You found me, you found me
Just a little late. And so I will not wait much longer for some plan
It’s all a plan! It’s all yet. All I needed was a call

Well, and also  here you can listen to this version played live:


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Fray in the Air Force



Hey guys! Now I’m going to show you a video and some pictures of when The Fray had a good time flying, literally, in the Air Force of the U.S..

 P.S. Dave isn’t in the video, he doesn’t like to fly. Isaac, Ben and Joe were there with Jimmy Stofer, who was their bass player until 2007.


Seeing the video we can guess they had fun there. Look these pictures!