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The Fray Didn't Want To Take A 'Huge Left Turn' On Second Album

'It's almost too soon for our fans,' guitarist Joe King says about changing the band's sound.

[artist id="1946832"]The Fray[/artist] are probably best known for their 2006 smash single, "How to Save a Life," but the guys are setting out to prove they aren't one-hit wonders.

Their self-titled sophomore album was released back in February and went [article id="1604804"]straight to the top of the Billboard albums chart[/article]. Critics may have bashed the band for playing it safe with their second LP, but the boys purposely decided not to stray too far from the sound that made them famous.

''We had to consciously decide that we couldn't take a huge left turn on the second record, because it's almost too soon for our fans," guitarist Joe King told The Associated Press.

The band kicked off a tour in Montreal last month and is set to return home to the U.S. after a few European dates. Drummer Ben Wysocki says that record sales don't mean nearly as much to the band as the feedback of a live audience.

''Just in the last couple of months we've started getting out -- touring Australia, a small tour of clubs in the States, now we're touring the U.K. Playing the new songs for people in a room, we can watch them react instead of, like, seeing sales numbers that we find it hard to comprehend," he told the AP.

"Yeah, it's been going really well -- some songs take on new lives onstage and others die," Wysocki laughed about the tour. "But yeah, it's been really good.''

The Fray is in stores now.