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Get The Script's new album, Freedom Child, on sale September 1st.
albums and nine years into a 29 million records-selling career, The Script
decided to change things up a bit. It was time, and it was necessary.
Irish trio had been rocking a creative routine: album, hit singles, tour… album,
hit singles, tour… And it had worked: songs like For The First Time, Hall Of
Fame, Breakeven and Superheroes had been smashes on a global scale. The Script’s
combined YouTube views are one billion, and they’ve had three UK
Number One albums. It adds up to a band who are that rarest of things:
streaming-era superstars, beloved of any number of inspirational playlists;
self-produced singer-songwriters, album artists in the traditional sense; and a
huge, all-ages, all-sexes, arena-filling live phenom.
Script are all of the above, with the sales and international footprint to
Sound Without Silence (2014), the last album by Danny O’Donoghue (vocals,
piano), Mark Sheehan (vocals, guitar) and Glen Power (drums, vocals) was a
product of that whirlwind: it was written and partly recorded in a studio
installed back of the band’s tour bus as they criss-crossed America. Created
very much in ScriptWorld, it was the product of momentum and what O’Donoghue
described at the time as “that nervous
energy coming straight off stage”.
their fifth album, the band are very much in the real world, presenting a
collection of urgent, timely, future-facing anthems that speak of both
real-life events and real-time sonic adventurism. Freedom Child is The Script
standing up and standing strong, its title a reflection of the “whole new world we’re in” and its songs demonstrating an energetic embrace of
modern pop production.