The Script – Talk You Down – Single and Video Review

Shocking as it may seem, but this is the first ever time I’ve written about The Script, despite actually liking the band a lot.

Talk You Down is the fourth single from the band’s self-titled debut album. The video see the band performing on a rooftop that doesn’t look like downtown Dublin. In fact, their videos seem to be mostly set in American cities, possibly a thinly-veiled  desire to be ‘big in America’?

Down on the ground, frontman Danny O’Donoghue is chasing down his enormously upset girlfriend. She’s in a taxi (did Perez Hilton get out of that cab at the start?), he’s in a car. The chase is on as he tries to find her through the city streets.

Unfortunately, some pleb has parked a car in the middle of a junction. It gets worse, both Danny’s car and the girls taxi collide with it at the same time! The couple come hurtling through the windscreens in bullet time and meet up in the middle for a quick hug. Awwww, if only all high-speed car accidents ended this way!

But on to the song, Talk You Down sees The Script producing another very polished pop-rock track. There’s a great consistency to this band that I like. And of course, it’s nice to see a band from Dublin being successful that isn’t fronted by Bono.

Of course it probably doesn’t hurt their chances that O’Donoghue is a chiseled, dark haired, intense-looking dude. I’m sure that hasn’t scarred their fanbase one little bit!

Talk You Down sounds like an ideal companion piece to The Fray’s How To Save A Life, of that big-sounding, Greys Anatomy soundtrack type of song.

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