Science & Faith
Dubliners Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power – otherwise known as The Script – are back with the follow up to 2008’s 1.8 million selling self-titled global smash of a debut.
An addictive blend of hip hop rhythms, flowing melodies, sparkling hooks and poignant, story-spinning lyrics, with Danny’s mellifluous soulful vocals riding high over huge, anthemic choruses, ‘Science & Faith’ is far from a difficult second album.
When writing, the London based trio found that weighty, emotion-packed mini-epics came thick and fast. There’s ‘Exit Wounds’, which documents the damage relationships can wreak and ‘You Won’t Feel A Thing’, about suffering all the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune to protect your most loved ones.
Other highlights include first single ‘For The First Time’ – which was released in the UK on September 5th, and ‘Nothing’, its subject matter a drunken, broken hearted phone call to a lost love (“We’ve all been there,” as Danny says). Then there’s ‘If You Ever Come Back’ about always leaving the door open for the possible return of a loved one and the title track, ‘Science & Faith’, which takes on the primacy of love in the universal equation.
“With all of these subjects, we're always trying to attack at a level where it’s optimistic,” insists Danny. “We're dealing with complex emotions in the simplest of ways, that's what we battle with in these songs.”
“On first listen, the subject matter might sound bleak,” adds Mark. “But I think being Irish there is this undertone of hope all the time. It’s about having coping skills to get over things. With Irish people, no matter how bad things get, you always pick yourself up and carry on.”
Featuring a handful of hit singles, including ‘We Cry’, ‘Breakeven’ and ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’, 2008’s ‘The Script’, went straight to Number One in the UK and Ireland and lead to the trio being personally asked by Paul McCartney to support him at a number of US stadium shows. Expect ‘Science & Faith’ to make an equally impressive impact.