Frenzy for The Fray is here to stay

For the past three years, avid fans of The Fray have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new album. Last Tuesday, they were not let down. The Fray’s album, self-titled “The Fray,” was anything but disappointing. With just the right mix of powerful piano ballads and upbeat songs to jam to, this album is authentic Fray. Each song will be stuck in your head until you hear the next one. The album’s versatility warrants songs you can sing, dance and fall asleep to. Lead singer Isaac Slade’s voice is once again melodically versatile, and it really shows on “Enough for Now,” one of the most passionate, and perhaps best, tracks on the album. The voice of rhythm guitarist Joe King is featured on the very soft, lullaby-like track “Ungodly Hour.”Nor do the lyrics lag in quality. In “Happiness,” the song that closes out the album, Slade belts out very powerful, thought-provoking lyrics that are bound to make anyone with a heart break down. “Happiness feels a lot like sorrow/Let it be, you can’t make it come or go.”All of the songs are single-worthy; “Never Say Never” seems to be the best candidate for being next in line as a follow-up to “You Found Me,” their latest catchy single. To The Fray: welcome back.