Scars & Stories is The Fray’s third full-length album following their self-titled sophomore album which spawned the hits ‘You Found Me’ and ‘Never Say Never’. I remember those two songs being stuck in my head for days when I first heard that album, and this time around there are a few songs that have the same LSS effect. ‘Heartbeat’ and ‘The Fighter’ are great choices for their first two singles off this album. The latter had already spent days on repeat in my mp3 player – just a great song, great storytelling. You can almost picture the words playing out in real life or in a movie scene… think Rocky Balboa perhaps? Give it a listen.
Other than the two singles released, I can see ‘Run For Your Life’, ‘Munich’ and ‘Rainy Zurich’ being potential hits as well (that is if they ever release them as singles). A personal favorite of mine is ‘Rainy Zurich’. This song just exudes emotion and melody. (note: not recommended for listening alone on a rainy day.. while staring into oblivion #nostalgic)
The Fray has consistently put out good albums in the past with a couple of great songs in each of their releases and ‘Scars & Stories’ is no exception. Have you had the chance to hear the album/songs? Leave a comment and tell us what you think. =)