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Wondering what other CDs are coming your way? Here are two hot anticipated releases!

Heartbeat is The Fray’s first single off the upcoming Scars and Stories album due for release in SA on 6 February 2012. “Heartbeat” was produced by Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Stone Temple Pilots, Audioslave) and written by The Fray’s front man Isaac Slade and Guitarist Joseph King. The song was inspired by a real life and very poignant encounter The Fray’s front man Isaac Slade had with a genocide survivor in Rwanda. On ‘Scars and Stories’, The Fray transform their own turmoil into a stunning collection of songs that’s markedly moodier than both 2005’s ‘How to Save a Life’ (the double-platinum debut whose title track graced the “Grey’s Anatomy” soundtrack) and 2009’s self-titled sophomore effort (a Grammy-nominated record featuring the smash single “You Found Me”). “There’s a deep sense that we have no clue where we’re headed or what’s going to happen with us,” says Slade of The Fray, whose lineup also includes guitarist/vocalist Joe King, guitarist Dave Welsh, and drummer Ben Wysocki. ‘ Combine the chaos of fame with some personal struggles that Slade describes as “nearly devastating” for the band, and it’s no wonder that Scars and Stories takes on a greater tension than its predecessors.

Old Ideals, an album of ten songs by Leonard Cohen, will be released 30 on January 2012. The album's ten songs poetically address some of the most profound quandaries of human existence - the relationship to a transcendent being, love, sexuality, loss and death. Arguably the most overtly spiritual of the revered artist's albums, Old Ideas inspires commitment to a greater sense of compassion and decency. Leonard Cohen is a master songwriter, musician, poet, novelist and visual artist whose stunning body of original work has touched the lives of millions with a career spanning six decades. His explorations of spiritual, interpersonal, romantic and political themes have impacted countless contemporary recording artists and writers. He has sold over 20 million albums, worldwide and published 12 books, the most recent of which was 2006's 'Book of Longing', a collection of poetry, prose and drawings, which reached #1 on the Top 10 Hardcover Fiction Books in Canada. Two singles are currently available for radio play: ‘Show Me The Place’ & ‘The Darkness’.