The Fray Quotes
The group's self-titled, second album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts after its release in 2009 and was certified gold in the United States, Australia and Canada. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2010. While both the albums were commercially successful, critical reception was mixed. The Fray was ranked No. 84 on Billboard's Artists of the Decade list. Their third album Scars & Stories, released in 2012, achieved moderate commercial success, debuting and peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. This album also received mixed reviews from critics. The band's fourth album, Helios, was released in February 2014, and the band's greatest hits album, Through the Years: The Best of the Fray, was released in November 2016.
The band's use of the piano as the lead instrument in their music has led critics to compare the band with English, piano-driven bands such as Coldplay and Keane. The Fray's lyrical content and mood have been described as austere, theatrical, cathartic, poignant, and ethereal; their lyrical content contains themes of tribulation, yearning, regret, and angst. However, the band lists its influences as the Wallflowers, Counting Crows, Better Than Ezra and U2.
I never knew I never knew that everything was falling through That everyone I knew was waiting on a cue To turn and run when all I needed was the truth But that's how it's got to be It's coming down t...