Honest and emotional but don’t call them emo


Nancy Pulido, Staff Writer

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 UK. 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.  While “Over My Head (Cable Car)” was rising on the charts, the song “How to Save a Life” was first featured during a second-season episode, “Superstition” which aired on March 19, 2006, of Grey’s Anatomy, and then on a fifth-season episode, “My Lunch”, which aired on April 25, 2006, of Scrubs.

The group’s self-titled, second album, released in 2009, debuted at number-one on the Billboard charts 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.  On December 22, 2009, the band released an EP, Christmas, as a free download from the band’s official website. The EP contained five acoustic covers of popular Christmas carols.

My favorite song of The Fray is “How to Save a Life.” I love this song because it has a deep meaning to it and it has been played multiple times in one of my favorite shows called Grey’s Anatomy.