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Helios

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Released in 2012, Scars & Stories saw the Fray expanding on the size and scope of their signature blend of American trad rock-meets-'90s alt-pop with the aid of Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen producer Brendan O'Brien. For 2014's Helios, the band enlisted help from Stuart Price (the Killers, Madonna), and his electronic flourishes serve as the driving force behind their fourth long-player. Helios begins innocuously enough with "Hold My Hand," a straight-up, anthem generator-spawned arm-waver that pairs a safe, circular, entirely familiar chord progression with a melody that returns the favor (a description that applies to most if not all of the ten songs that follow), before unleashing the album's first single, "Love Don't Die," a digitized boot-stomper that leans hard on the Kings of Leon/Black Keys side of the Fray spectrum. Flirtations with disco ("Give It Away") and pure Killers-cloned electro-pop ("Hurricane") follow, but the Fray never sound as comfortable as they do when they're dishing out relatively generic yet undeniably impassioned slabs of Springsteen, Train, Goo Goo Dolls, and Coldplay-inspired, open-highway treacle like "Our Last Days" and "Wherever This Goes." Even the middling power ballad "Break Your Plans" and the easy and convivial "Wherever This Goes," the latter a slick mash-up of the Lumineers "Ho Hey" and something off of Fleetwood Mac's Tusk, outshine Helios' more experimental (sonically speaking) moments, due in large part to the fact that they sound like the work of a band, and not a band working way too hard to sound relevant. ~ James Christopher Monger

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1
Hold My Hand 00:03:41

The Fray, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist - Stuart Price, Mixing Engineer, Producer - Busbee, Composer, Lyricist - Kevin Mills, Engineer - Peter Mack, Engineer - Eric Kniss, Assistant Engineer - Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer - Dan Gerbag, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2014 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

2
Love Don't Die 00:03:03

The Fray, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist - Stuart Price, Mixing Engineer, Producer - Ryan Tedder, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - Kevin Mills, Engineer - Peter Mack, Engineer - Eric Kniss, Assistant Engineer - Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer - Dan Gerbag, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2013 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

3
Give It Away 00:03:21

The Fray, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist - Stuart Price, Mixing Engineer, Producer - Busbee, Composer, Lyricist - Kevin Mills, Engineer - Peter Mack, Engineer - Eric Kniss, Assistant Engineer - Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer - Dan Gerbag, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2014 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

4
Closer to Me 00:02:47

The Fray, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist - Stuart Price, Mixing Engineer, Producer - Kevin Mills, Engineer - Matthew Thiessen, Composer, Lyricist - Peter Mack, Engineer - Eric Kniss, Assistant Engineer - Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer - Dan Gerbag, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2014 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

5
Hurricane 00:03:48

The Fray, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist - Stuart Price, Mixing Engineer, Producer - Kevin Mills, Engineer - Matt Hales, Composer, Lyricist - Peter Mack, Engineer - Ben Wysocki, Engineer - Eric Kniss, Assistant Engineer - Matthew Tryba, Engineer - Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer - Dan Gerbag, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2014 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

6
Keep On Wanting 00:04:41

The Fray, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist - Stuart Price, Mixing Engineer, Producer - Brett James, Composer, Lyricist - Kevin Mills, Engineer - Peter Mack, Engineer - Eric Kniss, Assistant Engineer - Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer - Dan Gerbag, Mastering Engineer - Ben Wysocki, Engineer - Matthew Tryba, Engineer

(P) 2014 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

7
Our Last Days 00:03:39

The Fray, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist - Stuart Price, Mixing Engineer, Producer - Busbee, Composer, Lyricist - Kevin Mills, Engineer - Peter Mack, Engineer - Eric Kniss, Assistant Engineer - Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer - Dan Gerbag, Mastering Engineer - Ben Wysocki, Engineer - Matthew Tryba, Engineer

(P) 2014 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

8
Break Your Plans 00:03:47

The Fray, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist - Stuart Price, Mixing Engineer, Producer - Kevin Mills, Engineer - Wayne Hector, Composer, Lyricist - Peter Mack, Engineer - Eric Kniss, Assistant Engineer - Jockey Berg, Composer, Lyricist - Carl Falk, Composer, Lyricist - Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer - Dan Gerbag, Mastering Engineer - Rami Yacoub, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 2014 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

9
Wherever This Goes 00:03:38

The Fray, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist - Stuart Price, Mixing Engineer, Producer - Kevin Mills, Engineer - Matthew Thiessen, Composer, Lyricist - Peter Mack, Engineer - Eric Kniss, Assistant Engineer - Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer - Dan Gerbag, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2014 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

10
Shadow and a Dancer 00:04:48

The Fray, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist - Stuart Price, Mixing Engineer, Producer - Kevin Mills, Engineer - Matthew Thiessen, Composer, Lyricist - Peter Mack, Engineer - Eric Kniss, Assistant Engineer - Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer - Dan Gerbag, Mastering Engineer - Ben Wysocki, Engineer - Matthew Tryba, Engineer

(P) 2014 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

11
Same as You 00:05:06

The Fray, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist - Stuart Price, Mixing Engineer, Producer - Kevin Mills, Engineer - Sam Hollander, Composer, Lyricist - Peter Mack, Engineer - Eric Kniss, Assistant Engineer - Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer - Dan Gerbag, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2014 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Album Description

Released in 2012, Scars & Stories saw the Fray expanding on the size and scope of their signature blend of American trad rock-meets-'90s alt-pop with the aid of Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen producer Brendan O'Brien. For 2014's Helios, the band enlisted help from Stuart Price (the Killers, Madonna), and his electronic flourishes serve as the driving force behind their fourth long-player. Helios begins innocuously enough with "Hold My Hand," a straight-up, anthem generator-spawned arm-waver that pairs a safe, circular, entirely familiar chord progression with a melody that returns the favor (a description that applies to most if not all of the ten songs that follow), before unleashing the album's first single, "Love Don't Die," a digitized boot-stomper that leans hard on the Kings of Leon/Black Keys side of the Fray spectrum. Flirtations with disco ("Give It Away") and pure Killers-cloned electro-pop ("Hurricane") follow, but the Fray never sound as comfortable as they do when they're dishing out relatively generic yet undeniably impassioned slabs of Springsteen, Train, Goo Goo Dolls, and Coldplay-inspired, open-highway treacle like "Our Last Days" and "Wherever This Goes." Even the middling power ballad "Break Your Plans" and the easy and convivial "Wherever This Goes," the latter a slick mash-up of the Lumineers "Ho Hey" and something off of Fleetwood Mac's Tusk, outshine Helios' more experimental (sonically speaking) moments, due in large part to the fact that they sound like the work of a band, and not a band working way too hard to sound relevant. ~ James Christopher Monger

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