By now many of you have probably already heard of a little band called “The Fray.” Well maybe not so little anymore, especially after selling 3.2 million copies of their last album “How to Save a Life.”
They return with a fresh new self titled album, with new tunes that will keep you hooked and singing in you head all day long. “The Fray” spent a solid year creating this album, expressing true honesty in all of their writing.
The albums first single is a song called “You Found Me,” that is already making its way to Christian Radio as well as hitting number #1 on main stream radio networks. “You Found Me” has also become a featured song on this years hit TV show “Lost.”
The Fray’s frontman Issac Slade comments that “You Found Me” is a tough song for himself. That it is about the disappointment, the heartache, and the let down that comes with life. He talks about the truth and honesty of how it can wear him down and really challenge his faith, but also how it keeps his reliance in God. The song expresses the overall feeling and the hope that he still has, buried deep in his chest. It has a great melody and dynamic aspect that creatively express the message.
One of our favorite songs on the album is “Never Say Never.” It is a song about two people who are pulling apart and coming together again and again. The band shares that many of them recently got married over the last three years, and it is hard balancing careers and marriage. The honest portrayal of marriage is true and believable.
Musically speaking many of you will be impressed with a song called “We Build Then We Break.” It starts with a drum/bass combo opener with some great effects. The melodies leading through the chorus are extremely dynamic and unique that will give you a new taste of The Fray’s maturity and musical ability.
Innovative Ministry Leader admires the honesty of The Fray’s writing and strongly recommends this album. It is not a worship album or a CCM album, but a real and transparent album that will connect with listeners of all types. We wish there were more albums with authentic writing like this one. Production is fantastic on this album and keeps the piano driven sound they are known for. Dynamics are strong and many songs will stay in your head after listening from their creative melodies. One thing we noticed is how much “The Fray” has matured from their first album both lyrically and musically.
The Fray’s new self title album releases February 3, 2009 (NEXT WEEK!) and you can purchase it on itunes or wherever records are sold.