So much has changed for The Script since they released their first album four years ago. First they broke Britain, then the States, then everywhere from Asia to South Africa. Along the way, they toured with U2, Take That and Paul McCartney, sailed through the second album syndrome that sinks so many bands, played to a 55,000-strong crowd at an historic hometown show in Dublin, amassed almost four million followers on Facebook, 1.5 million on Twitter, wracked up 100 million YouTube views, and saw their singer star on TV talent showThe Voice.
The past four years have seen The Script become one of the biggest, best-loved bands in the world - if you want to stack up the stats, the trio have so far sold four million albums and a staggering ten million singles.
They went in all guns blazing this year with ‘#3’ and pulled it out of the bag, striking gold within just two weeks of the album’s release and spawning a hit single in Hall of Fame’, which was No.1 for two weeks running, stayed in the Top Ten for two months, and at this point in time, has sold almost 400k copies. The album enjoyed five weeks in the Top Ten, the single has been played more than 30k times on UK radio and was No.1 airplay for two weeks. It’s the band’s biggest selling single so far.
What’s more, next year’s UK Arena Tour for sold out in a week, with more dates added to meet demand in key cities; proof that The Script don’t do anything by halves.
But what’s interesting about this band is how little they’ve changed. In a South London studio, fizzing with excitement about their new songs, the three best friends have lost none of their passion for making music. They’re still perfectionists who obsess over every lyric and pour their soul in to songs because they truly believe great music makes a difference.