The Fray Releases New Album HELIOS Today
The fourth album Helios from critically acclaimed Denver-based foursome The Fray will be released today, February 25 on Epic Records.
Of the new music, produced by Stuart Price (The Killers, Madonna, Keane) and Ryan Tedder (Adele, One Republic), Isaac Slade (piano, vocals) notes, "Working with Stuart was the best of both worlds. We brought our organic instruments, and he brought his arsenal of electronic antiques. This record is all about running to the front lines of what we've done and pushing our borders even farther. Electronic instruments, drum samples, enormous backing vocals, opening up our writing to folks outside our camp."
The video for the lead single "Love Don't Die" is streaming now at Vevo: http://smarturl.it/LDDvid. The track has received early critical acclaim from Denver Post as well as Billboard hailing its "bare emotion bolstered by echoing backing vocals and unexpected twang." The band premiered the song on the "Today Show" week of release and kicked off the first night of late night television sweeps performing on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Pre-order for the album is available now: http://smarturl.it/helios. Furthermore, select tour dates have been confirmed. See below for full routing.
'Helios' follows the band's 2012 release 'Scars & Stories' which garnered widespread praise-USA Today called the music "more muscular and buoyant," while Rolling Stone noted "they're still pumping." The Fray's 2005 debut, featuring the hit single "How to Save a Life," went double-platinum and the band earned a 2010 Grammy nomination for their self-titled release. They have made numerous television appearances including "Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and many more.
The Fray is Slade, Joe King (guitar, vocals), Dave Welsh (guitar), and Ben Wysocki (drums). The Denver-based foursome formed in 2002 after high school friends Slade and King bumped into each other at a local guitar shop. The band achieved national success with their first single, "Over My Head (Cable Car)," which became a top ten hit in the U.S., and the release of their second single, "How to Save a Life," brought them worldwide fame.