Meh. On first listen – okay!
The Script are on the comeback trail with new single For The First Time, released in Ireland on 3rd September and the UK on 6th September. It will be taken from the forthcoming second album Science & Faith, which will be released on 10th and 13th September in Ireland and UK respectively.
For The First Time is your typical radio friendly rock song but the lyrics actually reference the big R word – recession, a favourite talking point amongst Irishmen everywhere. According to the band’s drummer Glen Power in an interview with The Sun, a trip back home to Ireland opened their eyes to the current financial crisis.
“We returned to Dublin after two years on the road so excited about what we’d been doing.
“But our country was facing the hardest times we’ve known.
“Our pals were back on the dole, had lost jobs and it hasn’t been the time to celebrate. This album is inspired by that situation.”
I’m hoping the track will grow on me because right now I’m finding the song insipid and dull. The band are very much sticking to the sound from their self-titled debut and I find the chorus quite weak. However, We Cry (their debut single) was not near as good their follow-ups The Man Who Can’t Be Moved and Breakeven so hopefully they’ll manage to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump.
I really want to see The Script succeed because as fellow Irishmen who are actually talented, I don’t want to see them mess up the international success they’ve gained in the last year. The Script recently earned themselves a US Top 20 hit with Breakeven which peaked at #12 and has spent 32 weeks on the chart. The Aussies clearly love them too because Breakeven reached #3 over there. Here’s hoping they can do it again with Album #2.
Have a listen to For The First Time below: