“Going back to the corner where I first saw you, gonna camp in my sleeping bag, I’m not gonna move. Got some words on cardboard, got your picture in my hand saying if you see this girl can you tell her where I am”. Who can forget the words to the song that made every girl hope someone feels the same way for her and every man to be perseverant.
Apart from We Cry, the song The Man Who Can’t Be Moved was the one that by all means opened the doors of success for The Script – an Irish alternative rock band that consists of three members: Danny O’Donoghue (key and vocals), Mark Sheehan (guitar) and Glen Power (drums).
The London based band released their first debut album The Script on August 2008. Noticing the global impact they made with songs such as Breakeven, Before the Worst, I’m Yours and many great others, the band announced a new album in July 2010. The first single from album Science and Faith titled, For the First Time, entered the UK charts at #5 then moved up to #4 and entered the Irish charts at #1.
O’Donoghue says it all with this statement when it comes to the work the band puts into their music: “For me, it’s like working out to the point of exhaustion,” continues Danny. “We come in here and try and give ourselves to the track, emotionally, spiritually, lyrically, musically, whatever we can give, and then walk out here utterly spent; and then, job done.”
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.
As with any top cat that begins as an underdog, The Script had their share of struggles. Danny and Mark met early in Dublin, and had quite a battle for musical recognition. Later, somehow, they ended up in the US, working as songwriters and producers with R’n’B heroes such as Dallas Austin, Teddy Riley and The Neptunes.
Down the line, after meeting with Glen, they focused on making their own music, thus the trio was formed. But while recording their debut album, Mark’s mother and Danny’s father passed away. As a result they wrote the sad yet beautiful song The End Where I Begin.
Music is what feelings sound like.
Everybody wants a piece of The Script – fans pleading the band to have a concert where they live and numerous artists requesting the band to write songs for them (Beyonce, James Blunt). No surprise here about the latter, since this band’s music has a way of touching people’s hearts. The lyrics, the music, Danny’s soulful vocals and even their music videos are able to help everyone express that which cannot be said.
The Script is a band that makes that kind of music that you listen not only with your ears but with your heart and soul. It makes you feel peaceful while telling you that you are not alone and if you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.
The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
Last minute rehearsals, tickets getting sold in a matter of minutes, fans waiting in line, girls screaming Danny, Glen and Mark’s name, everyone singing along with the band –this is the routine that occurs when the band is on tour.
When it comes to their future plans, every single fan that has The Script Syndrome will be more than ecstatic to hear that, as stated on their official site should “get ready for the return of The Script. There are going to be more twists in this tale before it is done”.
Image courtesy of Kevin Westenberg