The Fray have announced the release of their new album Helios for January 14 February 25 via Epic Records. Energized lead single "Love Don't Die," available now (stream below), was produced by Stuart Price (The Killers, Keane) and Ryan Tedder (One Republic, Adele) and takes the Denver band further outside their past piano-pop comfort zone. Working with Stuart was the best of both worlds," says the band's frontman Isaac Slade. “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 Fray - "Love Don't Die" (from Helios)
From the Press Release: “Love Don’t Die” 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.
The band premiered “Love Don’t Die” on the “Today Show” and will kick off the first night of late night television sweeps performing on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” October 31.