"Heartbeat," which is currently #11 at Hot AC and #23 at Top 40, is the lead track on Scars & Stories. The single is in GUNG HO rotation on VH1 for the week of January 30th and will be the #1 most played video of the week.
Of the single, lead-singer Isaac Slade notes, "That song came out of a period of my life when I was trying hard to be open to whatever came my way. I traveled through South Africa and Rwanda with a buddy, and at first it was really hard to stay open in the face of so much pain and heartache. But then I ended up meeting so many cool and inspiring people, and all these ideas for lyrics and melodies just started rushing in." The new music video is available on iTunes now and already has over 3 million views.
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For more info on the show, visit thepageant.com. Be sure to check out the music video for their latest single, "Heartbeat."
Forged in Christian schools in Denver, the band met through their affiliation with Faith Christian Academy in the early 2000s. Following graduation from the school, the band released their first album, Movement EP in 2002. They followed that up with the Reason EP and began to accumulate a following in the Denver metro area. A single "Over my Head (Cable Car)" was released to radio and made an immediate impact on local stations. In 2004 an Epic Records A&R exec stumbled upon the band and they were soon signed to a deal.
The Fray debuted How to Save a Life in 2005 and released the single that got them the deal to national radio. The slow burning success of "Over My Head (Cable Car)" was sweet indeed. After fourteen weeks on the charts it finally peaked at #8 on the Hot 100 giving the band their first top ten single and it became the fifth most downloaded single of 2006. The second single "How to Save a Life" was licensed out to several TV shows including Grey's Anatomy and Scrubs before peaking at #3 on the Hot 100. In support of the album, The Fray tour dates were scheduled internationally and produced a live album entitled Live at the Electric Factory: Bootleg No. 1 which was recorded in Philadelphia. A subsequent live album Acoustic in Nashville: Bootleg No. 2 was also released in 2006.
The band returned to the studio in 2008 to finish their self-titled sophomore set. Released in 2009, the album featured the lead-off track "You Found Me" which debuted at #28 on the Hot 100. The album debuted at #3 selling nearly 200k copies in its maiden week. The band also produced a cover of the Kanye West hit "Heartless" which was released in 2009 to iTunes. Following their foray into hip-hop, they were invited to work with Timbaland on his Shock Value II album on the song "Undertow". Since 2010, the band released another EP entitled Christmas as a free download and are currently in the studio working on their third album.
With their heartwarming lyrics and powerful messages, The Fray easily developed a critical and commercial following. They were recently nominated for two Grammy Awards for their sophomore album and hope to recreate the success on their third. The Fray tour dates are currently scheduled periodically throughout 2011. Don't miss out when they come to your area; Use Eventful as your source for the Fray tour dates and concert schedule information.