Kanye West’s hit single ‘Heartless’ was chosen by The Fray as their ‘cover track’, which featured on their thrilling ‘Radio One Live Lounge’ performance in February (16th). Following the premiere of their chilling version of ‘Heartless’ on Radio One, the track received an unprecedented amount of radio airplay.
As a result and due to overwhelming public demand, The Fray hit the studio to record another version of ‘Heartless’ to release on both sides of the Atlantic.
Although not featured on any of the band’s albums, ‘Heartless’ has taken on a life of its own and is now a firm staple of their rousing live shows. In the US the track has sold over 125,000 downloads and is featured in the Top 25 at US alternative radio.
The track will be available as part of a Digital E.P. from September 28th. The genial video for ‘Heartless’ will be available to download from September 14th.
The Fray’s latest eponymously titled album, which has already sold over a million copies worldwide, went straight into the Top Ten in the UK and was quickly followed up with a sold out whistle-stop tour of the UK. The band return to the UK live scene in the autumn with a one-off sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall, October 20th.
The Fray - Isaac Slade (vocals, piano), Joe King (guitar, vocals), Ben Wysocki (drums) and Dave Welsh (guitar) - took the UK by storm in 2007 with hit single ‘How To Save A Life’, which sold nearly half a million copies and reached number 4 in the UK charts.
The Denver-based quartet also enjoyed worldwide success with their Grammy nominated debut album, which sold over 3.2 million copies