The Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life in 2005, which was certified double platinum by the RIAA and platinum in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The Fray achieved national success with their first single, "Over My Head (Cable Car)", which became a top ten hit in the United States. The release of their second single, "How to Save a Life", brought the band worldwide fame. The song charted in the top three of the Billboard Hot 100 and was a top 5 single in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

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.

Changing Tides

Changing Tides

October 28, 2016

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Singing Low

Singing Low

September 9, 2016

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Helios

Helios

February 26, 2014

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Scars & Stories

Scars & Stories

April 18, 2012

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Live EP (Spotify Exclusive)

Live EP (Spotify Exclusive)

February 7, 2012

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Covers

Covers

December 31, 2011

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Heartbeat

Heartbeat

October 11, 2011

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Heartless

Heartless

September 28, 2009

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Live From Soho

Live From Soho

April 7, 2009

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Bootleg No.3 - Live From The 9:30 Club

Bootleg No.3 - Live From The 9:30 Club

February 3, 2009

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The Fray

The Fray

February 2, 2009

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Acoustic In Nashville - Bootleg No. 2

Acoustic In Nashville - Bootleg No. 2

November 13, 2007

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She Is

She Is

July 30, 2007

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You Found Me

You Found Me

July 30, 2007

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How To Save A Life EP

How To Save A Life EP

May 11, 2007

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Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

December 12, 2006

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Live at The Electric Factory Bootleg No. 1

Live at The Electric Factory Bootleg No. 1

July 18, 2006

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Over My Head (Cable Car)

Over My Head (Cable Car)

October 7, 2005

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How To Save A Life

How To Save A Life

September 13, 2005

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