After a two-year hiatus The Script are back!
And they’ve brought with them a new sound, developed over their break and as a reaction to the changing climate of the music scene – a lot can happen in two years.
Their first single from the new album is called Rain, and is an absolute club banger of a track – a far cry from their singalong tracks of yester-year. But still with a strong Script feel, and you can still belt it out at the top of your lungs. Especially that falsetto ‘rain’. You’ll be waking up in the morning singing that one.
‘It’s definitely a progression,’ the band exclusively told Metro.co.uk of the single. ‘I think we have afforded ourselves a little bit of leeway. The past four records have been not the same sound but we’ve been progressing at a slow rate.
‘It’s been two years since we had something out so there’s two years worth of progression in our music. I’m sure to a lot of people it might sound quite drastic at first but if they heard the 60 songs we’ve put out you’d hear a slower progression.’
The lads have come back to a drastically different music scene to be fair, so they’re just keeping up with the best of them.
When asked if their change in sound was deliberate, they said it was a reaction to the changing times.
‘When we started this record we wanted to do something where people would hear a song and go ‘oh I love that song!’ and then look it up and find it’s us,’ they explained. ‘We wanted to change our sound a push our sound a bit. It’s either adapt, change or die in this industry. It’s very difficult in this industry.
They added: ‘We wanted to revamp and reboot the sound and at the end of the day we’re still the same songwriters and that’s never going to go away.’
Their new single is definitely reflective of the love for dance music in the charts right now, with a video even set in a club.
‘We’ve never had the word Dancing next to the word The Script before – it would be dad dancing!’ the lads joked. ‘So we’ve always been the kind of singalong band, the pub band that everybody had that had those anthems but never really something that got everyone on their feet and moved.
‘We always want something different in our lives. We’re always hoping our songs penetrate different markets and gain new fans, we’re an ambitious band and I think it’s nice to think that…