The Fray's 'You Found Me' Inspired By Tragedy

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The Fray appear on Kidd Kraddick in the Morning

A verse in The Fray's debut single from their upcoming new album suggests that the last two years haven't been just rock 'n roll fame and fortune.

"I've been calling for years and years and years and years And you never left me no messages You never send me no letters. You got some kind of nerve, taking all I want… Why'd you have to wait to find me?"

Appearing on the nationally syndicated Kidd Kraddick in the Morning Show today, lead singer Isaac Slade explained that the song is about the anger he was feeling towards his higher power.

"We just had a lot of bad things happen to our friends in the span of a year and a half and there we were out on the road, stuck in this whole weird tornado thing. I kept getting these phone calls…tragedy after tragedy, and you get the sense that if karma works, it must be busted." The song begins "I found God on the corner of First and Armistead". Isaac revealed that it is an actual intersection somewhere in Texas but that's merely a coincidence.

Kraddick asked if it was instead a metaphor meaning "God is My First Friend" to which Isaac replied, "Dude, you are on it!" Isaac's intent was to portray his relationship with God as more personal. "They always taught me in church that if I ran into God it would be a 'fall on your knees' moment, and when they said that I had a little fight to pick with them."

With three songs from the new album woven between talk segments, the small audience in Kraddick's performance hall was treated to what Kraddick suggested later might be "the most intimate Fray show that's likely to be had this year."

"Like it or not, The Fray is a super-group now and that means moments like the one we had this morning will become more and more rare," Kraddick said. Their last album was double platinum and "How To Save A Life" holds the record for digital downloads at over six-million.

In addition to the debut single, Kraddick's audience of two-million was treated to two other songs from the album, including a never-before-heard track called "Enough For Now"; a song about Isaac's grandfather who abandoned his "mother's mother without so much as a kiss."

It was an uncharacteristically long segment with the band, but Kraddick said he's received no complaints from listeners or affiliates. "Our show is heard on many different radio formats across the country and The Fray gets played on most of them. I didn't think anyone would mind if we gave them a little more time.

Videos of the performance are available exclusively on the show's website, http://www.kiddlive.com.

Kidd Kraddick in the Morning is syndicated by Yea Network and is currently on 77 stations across America. Kraddick is a radio veteran and joined on the air by Kellie Rasberry, Big Al Mack and J-Si. For over a decade Kidd Kraddick in the Morning has been one of the top morning shows in the country. To find where Kraddick is broadcast in your area go to http://www.kiddlive.com.

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