Lead singer and pianist Issac, and bass/guitar player Joe of The Fray stopped by the Mix studio yesterday. They are one of Colorado's beloved namesakes, with all 4 members of the band growing up in Arvada, and they are just simply cool gents.
Every time I've dreamt of meeting a huge musician, I had imagine someone who engages with me. A star who is sweet and genuine, laughs at my jokes, and makes me feel like an old friend. And, to my bliss, Issac and Joe were all of these things and more. There's something wonderfully comfortable about being in a room with just some dudes from Colorado. That's what connected us, and turned a meeting of pop superstars/little radio girl into a meeting of neighbors. I mean, at one point in time The Fray had the best selling digital album of all time.
But you'd never know it by the humble demeanor of these awesome guys.
But I digress... The Fray performed 3 perfect songs. And the last song they played was a little gem that you would never hear on the radio. They did a sort of acapella version of it, and added a few verses at the end of a powerful hymn. It was stunning. I'm pretty sure it brought some to tears. And while right now I can't post the Mix 100 version of it, I'd like you to listen to the album version.
It could be about love. Or a higher power. Or friendship. Or Colorado. But whatever you think it's about, it will mean something to you. And if you're not already, this song may turn you into a Fray fan.