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Getting a band together is the easy part; staying together, however, is a beast of another nature entirely but it’s one that Colorado rockers The Fray have tamed and mastered in ways that so many other bands have yet to figure out. Now in their 15th year, The Fray and the decades long friendship forged from a mutual love of music and an even greater passion for creating music with each other has more than stood the test of time, each passing year further revealing four men who genuinely adore what they do and who they do it with – but how?
The answer comes in the form of a 2012 interview with Hollywire TV in which Joe King and Isaac Slade graciously answered that particular question, revealing that at the end of the day, The Fray’s key to longevity ultimately lay in their ability to maintain their own identities and interests:
“Most bands start out really good friends and then they just slowly drift apart and we’ve sort of gone the opposite way, I think,” revealed Slade.
“From day one it was always like, ‘Okay I’m over here, you’re over there, great!’ and it’s just gotten closer and closer.”
We’re inclined to agree! It’s so easy to get swept up in band life that you allow it to consume you, and it’s easy to see why that dynamic tears friendships apart. As with everything they set their sights on, The Fray are absolutely crushing it when it comes to understanding what really matters and how to ensure that the things that truly matter are always at the forefront, no matter what.
Although…we’d be lying if we said we weren’t dying to hear more about Joe’s boxing glove suggestion!