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!


The Fray's Members As Babies

Have you ever wondered how The Fray’s members looked like when they were babies? Here you’ll see them  The first is Isaac Slade, the second is Ben Wysocki, the third is Joe King and the last is Dave Welsh

Isaac Slade's Quotes

Isaac Slade’s Quotes

-        I don’t want to cake on my piano

-        My tart!

-        You have 3 minutes to tell the world something. Are you going to talk about you being wasted in the front yard ‘cause you couldn’t park your car. Or are you going to say something that could actually help someone?

-        The next song we’re playing is called “Never Say Never”, and we dedicate this to Justin Bieber.

-        I’m going to stand on my piano, ‘cause why not?

-        I don’t have Lady Gaga’s persona, I don’t have Bono’s sunglasses, I’m a bald 30-year-old man standing on stage singing songs about my life and I’m starting to be comfortable with that.

-        My life’s falling apart.

-        That’s my mother story.

-        Her life was perfect to put it all together in a song.

-        Because he’s my brother and I love him.

-        Nobody could write a manual of how to save him.

-        We were two different personalities forced to be together.

-        Playing live is the part I enjoy the most.

-        It’s about the hope I still have, buried inside my chest.

-        As a teenager, I wasn’t allowed to listen to non-Christian music

-        I want people to connect with the stories we’re telling.

-        I had to change the lyrics of Where The Story Ends

-        We put out a fishbowl, actually.

-        I didn’t know what to tell him.

-        We do have a very sensitive, thoughtful crowd.

-        When I heard that girl telling me that my song made her not to commit suicide, I felt paychecked.

-        That’s who I am: take it, or leave it.

-        I haven’t been very accepted since I was at high school.

-        My first car was a Honda Accord.

-        Louder, I can’t hear you!

-        And then I saw them in the crowd, singing along and crying, and I just cried.

-        We’ve lived everything you can live as friends.

-        Scars are sexy and they’re kind of a map of where you’ve been through.

-        You can’t really appreciate live if you haven’t been close to die. And you can’t really appreciate a marriage if you haven’t failed in one.

-        I’m proud of my scars.

-        It’s the struggle we’re facing to be artists, but also to be real.

-        Am I allowed to bring my wife?

-        Yes, I like U2.

-        We’re not real rocking-rockers, we’d rather write about emotions and feelings.

-        It isn’t being on the stage just for say “I’m hot, buy my record, see you” it’s more like transmit something.

-        I don’t believe we’re here just for make money, eat, and die. I’m here for something, you’re here for something.

-        I just can’t talk about it; it comes out in these songs so I find myself.

-        We pour ourselves into these songs.

-        We’re just trying to write biographical stories, and you do find an expression to longings and to fears you can’t voice any other way.

-        I didn’t know how to save a life.

-        It’s not like I’m some savior or something.

-        This song isn’t a happy ending; it’s like… a story book conclusion of a lot of people’s life.

-        Finding a unique path in life, leads to a sweeter destiny.

-        You have to be aware of what’s going on in your life.

-        We try to communicate what’s to be alive and get up one day and realize that you aren’t as happy as you want to be. And that’s OK. We’re the aftermath of a disappointment band.

-        I look away from the crowd when I cry on stage.

-        When this band started, I guessed how much it was going to cost. How hard it was going to be. But it costs more physically, personally, emotionally, mentally than nobody ever told me. The transparency you have… But there are people that are way more famous than us, and they are alone in this. But what I want to say 1is that, it’s worth it. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

-        My job is not to get up on the stage and look good. My job is to get up and be real. Show them my scars and maybe even bleed in front of them.

-        You aren’t anyone ‘till someone hates you.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The story of Never Say Never

The Fray – Never Say Never

This song is about Joe King’s marriage. It was going through a hard time, and Joe and Isaac wrote the song talking about Joe’s wife and marriage. Either way, Joe finally got divorced, and now is engaged with Candice Accola.
Here you are an acoustic version of the song:

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The story of Over My Head (Cable Car)

This song is about Isaac Slade’s relationship with his brother, Caleb. As the singer adds “we were two different personalities, forced to be together”. Caleb was in the band when it was first formed, but he was fired because he wasn’t good enough. This is one of the biggest reasons of their fights. As brothers, they were fighting all the time, and, after Caleb’s graduation, he distanced. Isaac decided the best thing to do was fight it out, and talk. Now, they don’t have more arguments and are really friends. Actually, the first name of the song was "Cable Car", which is Caleb's nickname.
Here you are the official video of the song, where Isaac’s little brother, Micah, is acting. He told Isaac he was just going to act if he gave him an X-Box, and he did.