May 24, 2012

THE FRAY live in Manila on June 21 with "SCARS & STORIES

THE FRAY returns in Manila having heir concert live on June 21, 2012 at Mall Of Asia, carrying their 3rd album "SCARS & STORIES,"
Scars & Stories leads with “Heartbeat,” of which 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 travelled 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 inspiration specifically came from a chance meeting with an expatriate woman. Speaking of the miracle of the capital city overcoming such remarkable odds, the two held hands and Slade reveals “I felt so connected to her. I couldn’t tell if it was her pulse or mine.”

The Fray was able to hone their sound with the help of producer Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, and Neil Young). On the new recording, the band transforms their real life experiences into a collection of songs that are reflective, but still maintain a pop sensibility. The making of Scars and Stories fostered the most evolution the band has ever experienced, both lyrically and musically. “On our first record, we didn’t quite trust ourselves yet,” says Slade. “We loosened up on the second album, but there was still some element of restraint. But on this one, we just stepped up to plate and swung as hard as we could.”

The Fray is Isaac Slade (pianist/vocalist), Joe King (guitarist/vocalist), Dave Welsh (guitarist), and Ben Wysocki (drummer). The band formed in 2002 after high school friends Slade and King bumped into each other at a local guitar shop. The group achieved national success with their first single, “Over My Head (Cable Car),” which became a top ten hit in the U.S. The release of their second single, “How to Save a Life” brought them worldwide fame, and the group's second self-titled album debuted at number-one on the Billboard charts and was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. The Fray was ranked #84 on Billboard’s “Artists of the Decade” in 2010.

Be the first to witness The Fray’s first time performance in Manila on June 21, 2012 at the new Mall of Asia Arena. This event is brought to you by Dayly Entertainment and That’s Ntertainment Productions.

Scars & Stories is available in all music stores nationwide, only from Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines. Listen and download the latest singles from The Fray at the biggest online music store in the Philippines.
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The album was recorded at the legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville. Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines, recently released the critically acclaimed Denver-based foursome The Fray’s third album Scars& Stories, available in all music stores nationwide. The band’s 2005 double-platinum debut, which featured the hit single “How to Save a Life,” garnered critical praise from People Magazine, who called the album “addictive.” The Fray, who received a 2010 Grammy nomination for their self-titled release have made numerous television appearances including “The David Letterman Show,” “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “The Tonight Show” and many more. The first single off the new album “Heartbeat” is now available for download on The band premiered the new single on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

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