A first look at the new Fray video

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Okay, so what exactly are these Fray kids trying to tell us? What is with this pervasive, underlying sense of calamity that's informed the video representation of songs from their latest record? Do they know something we don't? In the last video for "You Found Me," for example, in which they borrowed a plot line from City of Angels (or Wings of Desire, which that film adapted), the guys posed as, well, angels in overcoats, hovering amongst other onlookers, as EMTs tended to a car crash victim. The metaphor in that clip was subtle, if slightly unsettling. In the new video for "Never Say Never," however, subtlety is a grease spot, as Isaac Slade literally walks through calamity, past explosions and parades of people in various states of duress, until he reaches his presumed beloved, and they perch themselves atop a car for what appears to be a ringside seat to the apocalypse. Uh, dour much, guys? Have a look after the jump.


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