Friday, November 11, 2016

Through the Years: The Best of The Fray

Remember when I told you about The Fray going on tour this fall? 

Well, that's not the only great thing happening this fall! 

The Fray has released a new album, Through the Years: The Best of The Fray. This album containts the best hits they've released ever since they started, but that's not everything. Also, the album has three brand new songs: Singing Low, Corners and Changing Tides. 

These new tracks offer a style similar to the one we could find in Helios, however, I kind of feel that it's also similar to Scars & Stories' one. What do you think? 

If you've bought tickets for the tour this fall, you'll receive a free download copy of the CD! Also, you can purchase it on iTunesAmazon (where you'll get two live bonus tracks), and you can stream it on Spotify!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tour this fall!

September is here... that's something that doesn't amaze many of us. 

However, the farther we're from Summer... the shorter we're from October, which means fall! And our guys are doing an U.S. tour this fall. 

The Fray is touring with an especial guest - American Authors. They'll be touring all over the States, from the 15th October, until the 26th November. If you live in the U.S., go check out if they're going to a city near you (or maybe even to your own city) in their website, where you can get your tickets as well:

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Thank you guys!

A few days ago, this blog reached 20,000 reads.

When you create something and you see it progress, moments like this one become awesome and weird at the same time. Why is that?

Well, when I created it and reached 1K reads, I thought that it was pretty rad and felt self-proud. Just as it happened when it reached 5K, 10K, and finally, 20K. For this reason, it doesn't seem like a big thing even to me, until I think about it with perspective of time. When I do, all I think is: wow.

About one year ago at this time, this blog had about 10K reads, which means that the reads here are now two times than they were back then - that little thought draws a huge smile on my face.

For this reason, even though I don't know you, all I know about you guys is where you're from (since I get to see where the reads come from) and that's it, I wanted to give you a big thank you. Because it's thanks to you that this is possible - although for you it might seem like nothing, to me it's a damn lot.

Without further delay, let's put aside the deepness and thoughtful stuff (not really anyway). This blog is about The Fray, isn't it? Well, let's talk about something related to our four guys!

Since I wanted to make this post kind of special and do something quite different, I started to think what I could talk about, and something came to mind. I realized I've never shared with you the times I've been noticed by The Fray in social media (yeah, I've never seen them live *cries*).

(I've deleted the name of the accounts because I wanted to keep my privacy and I don't use those accounts anymore so I don't want to share them here - but it's not fake)

Once when Joe King replied to my tweet (long time ago):

(If you know what this is from, I adore you)
This is from the first live chat they did on Facebook, I got so happy I got to replies, you should have seen my face of happiness ;)


They didn't reply to my post sharing this video, but they did to other girl's post. So, they saw a fan video we did a group of fans of The Fray - which was the best thing about all, they saw our video *-*

Honestly, looking at these captions, which are from 2013, makes me so emotional. It's been ages and these memories are really nice ones. By the way, have you ever been noticed by them? If so, share it here in the comments or in my twitter account (@bandskeepalive), go!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

My Interpretation Of Keep On Wanting

I'm aware that I haven't talked much about the album Helios. I've only talked about it when it was about to come out, when it came out, and in moments like those. 

Today I felt like talking about it though. Nevertheless, I'm not talking about the whole album at the moment, I'm talking about one song. Actually, my favorite one off the album: Keep Oon Wanting.

It's not a single, and for this reason, you don't hear many people talking about it, right? This song is underrated, to be honest. 

Saying that a song is deep and emotional would be something unsuaul and something to mention, if we weren't talking about The Fray, but we are. However, the message is strong in this track, it hits home. 

It's about going on, no matter how broken, how desperate you are. It's about opening up and starting to get back your life, starting to live again.

Keep on wanting, keep on moving forward, keep on fighting, keep on dreaming.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Story Of Trust Me

Have you ever wondered what Trust Me was about? Well, despite the fact that a song can mean anything and everything at the same time, here's what the song was written about, accoring to Joe King, guitarist and back-up vocalist of The Fray:

"It's the story from the early days of The Fray - when we didn't have a label and you didn't know who to trust, and people were telling us which direction to go in. It's a song about the feeling of almost being alone, despite there be a lot of people around."

All that said, the song is about trying to follow the correct path, trying to make their dreams true, but having people driving you crazy while all you try to do is to do the right thing. After all, that's what happens in life whenever you try to do something you'd never done before.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Fray supports St.Jude!

The Fray has joined Firefly Music Festival, whose purpose is to help save kids of  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Also, others artist and supportes are performing at this festival, such as blink-182, Kings Of Leon, Of Monsters & Men...

Do you want to support this case? You can find out here how to help! 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Shows this summer

Hi guys! 

You better prepare your schedule, because The Fray has already announced several dates in which they will be playing this summer, and you dont' want to miss them! 

June 9th, they will be playing Basilica Block Party in Minneapolis, if you want more info click here!

June 25th, they'll be playing in Ranivia Festival with Gavin Degraw, here's the info of the show!

Last, but not least, July 22-24th, they will be playing in their hometown, Colorado, here you can find the info!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Analyzing "Over My Head (Cable Car)"

Hi there everyone! 

Today, while I was listening to the song Over My Head (Cable Car), I just started to analyze the song at the same time. Suddenly, I realized that maybe it would be interesting to share that with you guys. Without further delay, I'm going to analyze this song keeping in mind the story behind it, which can be found in this post:

"I never knew, I never knew that everything was falling through, that everyone I knew was waiting on a queue to turn and run when all I needed was the truth but that's how it's got to be. It's coming down to nothing more than apathy. I'd rather run the other way than stay and see the smoke and who's still standing when it clears." 

As far as I'm concerned, this can be interpreted considering the two versions (let's call it that way) of what happened between Isaac Slade and his brother Caleb - which is what the song's about. 

- On the one hand, the person who's "talking" could be Caleb, who was kicked out of the band, who's basically saying that he didn't expect that, he wasn't expecting to be kicked out of the band, and it comes to a point where all he wants to do is run away and escape that situation. Probably all he neede was someone to just tell him things as they were. 

- On the other hand, the person who's talking could be Isaac, who's in a complicated situation since it's not easy to kick your brother out of a band you're in, and he ends up just feeling apathy. Also he needs to escape that stressful situation.

"Everyone knows I'm in, over my head, over my head. With eight seconds left in overtime, she's on your mind, she's on your mind."

What's to be in over your head? It's when you're in a situation that's out of your hands, that is more than what you can control. This is exactly what happened to Isaac in that moment. Also, when the song says "she's on your mind", it refers to the band - the band was in Caleb's mind. 

"Let's rearrange, I wish you were a strange and I could disengage. Just say that we agree and then never change, soften a bit until we all just get along. But that's disregard, you find another friend and you discard. As you lose the arguments in a cable car. Hanging above as the canyon comes between."

The first lines talk about how the argument also went along with the issue that they're brothers. It's not the same if you argue with a friend that you can just follow different pathss than when it's someone you have to coexist with whether you want it or not.  

Then, the line that mentions a cable car clearly refers to Caleb's nickname, which is cable car. Also, the last line probably makes reference to Colorado, the place they're from, since it talks about a canyon, which could be the Grand Canyon. 

"And suddenly I become a part of your past, I'm becomming the part that don't last. I'm losing you and it's effortless. Without a sound, we lose sight of the ground in the throw around. I never thought that you wanted to bring it down. I won't let it go down until we torch it ourselves." 

This part mentions the fact that, after the argument, some distance separated the brothers. Isaac's reaction to this is not giving up and trying to fix the situation between the two of them. 

So, this is it guys! I hope you all liked it ;) It's the first time I try doing this, for this reason, I'd like to know whether you liked it and if you'd like me to do this with other songs! Let me know in the comments below ^-^ 

Monday, February 29, 2016


Hello guys!

I have very interesting news for you! (If you didn't know what I'm about to say before I said it, of course)

Dave Welsh and Ben Wysocki have a side project, called Rams, and their debut EP is out now. The EP is pretty good and catchy, you should give it a try and check it out, you won't be disappointed ;) 

You can buy it here!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

"How to Save a Life - The Story"

Hi frayers! 

We love documentaries, don't we? Well, I don't know if you like animal documentaries, or history documentaries and so on, but I'm quite sure you do love The Fray's documentaries! I'm talking in plural, you noticed that, didn't you? Well, Fair Fight isn't the only documentary which our guys have made.

Maybe you knew that before reading this post, but, hey, maybe you didn't know and you're just finding it up! The documentary I'm talking about is How to Save a Life - The Story. 

It's a really interesting documentary since they talk about the beginnings of the band, how it was formed, the making of their first album, talking about little things about themselves, songs and the album itself. 

If you haven't watched it, go watch it because you won't regret it - you'll really enjoy it. Also, if you have watched, why not watching it again? ;)