Before hitting it big, indie pop band The Script was featured on hit TV shows like The Hills and 90210. But after being recognized for their raw talent, The Script has brought their Irish flare over to America and have yet to look back, now a household name in the music industry.
After the success of their first and second albums, debuting at #1 on the Ireland and UK charts, it’s no surprise that their third album, #3, would be a massive sensation as well. Collaborating with huge names like will.i.am, The Script has done it again, delivering a fresh and catchy album.
We caught up with front man Danny O’Donoghue and got the latest scoop on their new album and what it’s like to be the super star band they’ve become.
Were there any songs on your new album, #3, that were particularly easy for you to write?
“Good Ol’ Days” came quite easy and “Hall of Fame.” They were just songs that we had already had a vibe for. You know, [they’re about] just great times. Why not just enjoy them? Because I know in 30, 40 years time—although they may not seem like it—they will definitely be the best days, so enjoy the moment, because you won’t be around for long.
What is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
The most rewarding thing is getting to see how your music is affecting people and changing people. I got into music in the first place, because songs changed me when I was younger.
One girl in the audience [at our past show] couldn’t have been any older than 5 years old. She was on her dad’s shoulders and I mean, every lyric, every move, everything she would do. It was like she had studied me since she was a kid. It was astonishing that she feels this way about this music. That’s the type of effect you want to have on people. We put the microphone in her face and made her sing a little bit of the song, and that’s the type of stuff she’ll never ever, ever forget. It was such a magic moment.
Has the definition of success changed for the band, since you guys first started out?
Success, what it once was, was having a song at the top of the charts and getting a record deal.
It’s funny because once you get there, your priorities start to change a little. You start to go well actually, happiness is the big one. Balance is obviously important, but you just want happiness, and success is not going to bring you happiness. Success is a true goal we set years ago, to start a band that could really change things for us, which it has, and The Script is continuously giving back to us.
We’ve put everything—our hearts and our emotions—into our music and as soon as we started to do that, it started to give back. I think that’s the same about everything. Once you start to really give towards it, it will give back. If you use that kind of vision for relationships, there will still be work, but if you love it, and you put your work and time into it, you will really reap the benefits.
You can purchase The Script’s new album, #3, right here!
Photo credit: Kevin Westenburg
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