Look After You
|"Look After You"|
|Single by The Fray|
|from the album How to Save a Life|
|Released||February 6, 2007
August 20, 2007
|Recorded||2005 Bloomington, Indiana|
|Length||4:28 (Album Version)
4:02 (Radio Edit)
|Writer(s)||Isaac Slade and Joe King|
|Producer||Mike Flynn and Aaron Johnson|
|The Fray singles chronology|
"Look After You" is a song by the Denver-based piano rock band The Fray from their debut album How to Save a Life. It was released as the album's third single in January 2007 following the widespread success of their previous single "How to Save a Life". According to lead singer and pianist Isaac Slade, the song was written about his then-girlfriend and future wife, Anna, when she was living in Australia. The song has appeared on the TV show Intervention for its third season and has been featured in episodes of Cold Case, Ghost Whisperer, The Hills, One Tree Hill, Journeyman, Moonlight, Rescue Me, Bones and the unaired pilot of Women's Murder Club. It was also featured in the 2008 film Jumper.
Expected to be a big hit, the song only peaked at #59 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band's first single to miss the Top 40. The song also missed the Top 40 on the Billboard's Pop 100, although it performed marginally better on the chart than on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #49.
When the band performs the song live, they sometimes insert a small interlude after the chorus where lead singer Isaac Slade, sings the refrains from either "Wonderwall" by Oasis, "You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker or "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt.
A music video for the song had been confirmed to be booked in February 2007, with Chris Mills as the director. However, the video was never released.
|US Billboard Hot 100||59|
|US Billboard Adult Pop Songs||12|
|US Billboard Pop 100||31|
- Moss, Corey (December 6, 2006). "The Fray Hit It Big, With Some Help From Dr. McDreamy". VH1. Retrieved 2007-03-09.
- The Fray's homepage — official website.