The Fray is one of the most popular bands on tour right now and they performed a sold-out concert last night here in Portland. Katie and I got a last-minute chance to go to the concert when Steve Moore got two extra tickets from the band's tour manager. The concert was incredible and we even got to go backstage afterwards to meet the band, take pictures and get autographs! The reason I love this band is because their songs are meaningful and inspiring. I like listening to the words of the songs and trying to figure out the story behind the music. The lead singer, Isaac Slade, is mentored by Steve Garber, a good friend of the Trust. Isaac is a strong Christian and Steve says that Isaac puts a lot of thought into his lyrics and has a deep desire to not only create music that people will enjoy but that will also that speak to people on a deeper level. With all of the noise that is being made by different bands now days, its nice to hear a group that is performing music worth listening to.
the lead singer, Isaac Slade, and us groupies
The band's first big hit and most popular song How to Save a Life was inspired by Isaac's experience as a mentor to a crack addict teenager. The lyrics ring true to anyone going through a rough spot in life...
Step one you say we need to talk
He walks you say sit down its just a talk
He smiles politely back at you
You stare politely right on through
Some sort of window to your right
As he goes left and you stay right
Between the lines of fear and blame
You begin to wonder why you came