Reason (EP)

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Reason EP
EP by
GenreAlternative rock, Piano rock
ProducerAaron Johnson
The Fray chronology
Movement EP
Reason EP
How to Save a Life

Reason EP is the second EP from Denver-based rock band the Fray, released in 2003 by an independent record label. In October 2007, the EP was re-released by Epic Records.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Isaac Slade and Joe King, except "Vienna", co-written with Dan Battenhouse.[2]

  1. "Together" – 2:23
  2. "Some Trust" – 2:54
  3. "Vienna" – 3:49
  4. "Without Reason" – 3:33
  5. "City Hall" – 3:00
  6. "Oceans Away" – 3:58
  7. "Unsaid" – 3:04


The drums on "Oceans Away" and "Vienna" are done by Zach Johnson, the first drummer for The Fray. For "Together", the guitar is played by Mike Ayars.[3] The tracks "Vienna" and "Oceans Away" were featured in the band's first EP, Movement. "Vienna" was again featured on the band's debut album How to Save a Life.



Reason EP launched the band into prominence in its native Denver city.[4] The songs from the EP began receiving airplay on Denver radio stations, especially on KTCL. The band were invited as a headliner at a local theatre and later, it was voted Best New Band by Westword (a local alternative newsweekly). The band also won in the rock category of the "Westword Music Showcase Awards."[4] Epic Records A&R man, Mike Flynn grew interested in the band after hearing the third track on the EP, "Vienna". He stated that the song "was real music. It was timeless music.[4] Epic later signed the band in 2004.[1]

Following its re-issue in 2007 (by which time the band had achieved mainstream success with the release of its debut album, How to Save a Life), Allmusic, in its review of the EP, compared it unfavorably to the radio-friendly style of the debut album, but stated that "the music is pleasant enough, with moodswinging melodies and tasteful piano fashioning some fine, middle-of-the-road pop/rock tunes."[5] Westword gave the EP a positive review, stating "the music is epic, no doubt, but it's played on a wholly human scale" and compared The Fray favorably to Coldplay.[6] CNET later termed Reason EP as "a career changing EP".[7]


  1. ^ a b "The Fray biography". Retrieved 8 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Reason EP". Retrieved 8 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Fray Away The Edges". Accessed October 1, 2006.
  4. ^ a b c "Let Us Fray". Retrieved 8 April 2010.
  5. ^ "Reason EP - Review". Retrieved 8 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Reason EP - Review". 19 February 2004. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  7. ^ "New Releases". Retrieved 8 April 2010.

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