The Fray Quote
...sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same...
Marketing is so powerful that it can make even an extremely untalented musician a one-hundred-hits wonder.
Who are you?Are you in touch with all of your darkest fantasies?Have you created a life for yourself where you can experience them?I have. I am fucking crazy.But I am free.
Lana Del Rey
It was stumbling on to really the bible of the blues, you know, and a very powerful drug to be introduced to us and I absorbed it totally, and it changed my complete outlook on music.
Tipani flower skies blazing rapture of color laced tree crowns silhouettes along the ocean diamond necklaced beach...of my heart in fragrance of love spilled by caressing kisses of the sun opening the...
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 and ethereal; it consists of overarching themes such as tribulation, poignancy and yearning. However, the band lists its influences as the Wallflowers, Counting Crows, Better Than Ezra and U2.