Isaac Slade on the Fray's new album, working with Brendan O'Brien and opening for U2

Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album.

UPDATE (5/24/11): Our original interview item from last week has been updated with Isaac Slade's post-show impressions opening for U2 at Invesco Field this past Saturday.

Isaac Slade sounds at greater ease these days, like he's completely comfortable in his own skin. After spending the better part of his career grappling with the pressures of trying to live up to everyone's expectations, he's reached a point where that's no longer as big a consideration, which has freed him to flourish in his role as frontman and subsequently make the best music of his life.

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