The Fray delivers something new while staying true to roots.
On this third studio album, American alt-rock band the Fray begins to experiment with a bigger, more percussive sound. However, the themes on the album are fairly consistent with those of their previous albums, with lyrics related to love, despair and the universal human experience. The band also remains faithful to its initial style by including graceful lines of piano in the background of almost every track, most notably in the peaceful confessional track Be Still. Whatever your opinion on the Fray’s sombre lyrics, Scars and Stories includes an undeniably impressive variety of tracks that range from power ballads such as 1961 to an emotionally raw track about two brothers on either side of the Berlin Wall to more typically piano-led tracks such as I Can Barely Say.
Sophie's fave track: Rainy Zurich