I stumbled across the Hall of Fame music video on one of my Youtube expeditions (it had just been released and made quite a hit) and something about the song and its style just really caught my interest. It was something I hadn't tried before, so I decided to find out what the band's other songs were like.
The first thing you are bound to notice when you start listening to The Script is lead vocalist Danny O'Donoghue's voice, which is is along the softer lines but incredibly expressive. He can do amazing things with that instrument, but doesn't overuse the "special effects" like so many singers do. Many of The Script's lyrics go into social issues, and in a very convincing manner I might add. It's like there are actual characters in these songs, around whom the lyrics are made. This is most evident in songs like We Cry, If You See Kay and For The First Time. Even the "I loved her but then it ended" themed lyrics manage to be creative! In addition to all those brilliant, thought-provoking lyrics, these guys clearly put a lot of thought into their instrumentals. Nothing sticks out of place, every instrument just moves the songs along smoothly, but by no means dully.
I don't know what it is about the first bars of We Cry that makes me just feel amazing in a second. And Breakeven just... soars up in the air somewhere.
I would listen to this music when...
I'm in the car, in the train or in the airplane.
Random lyric sample
And there are days when I'm losing my faith
Because the man wasn't good, he was great
He'd say, music was the home for your pain
And explain, I was young, he would say
"Take that rage, put it on a page,
Take the page to the stage
Blow the roof off the place."
(If You Could See Me Now, album #3)