Since bursting onto the music scene with their self-titled debut album back in 2008 The Script have gone from strength to strength, racking up three number one albums and numerous hit singles. After a year long hiatus to concentrate on new music and take a well deserved break from the limelight the band are now gearing up to release their fifth album, Freedom Child in September. Before that we catch up with lead singer Danny O’ Donoghue to talk through his life in music.
The first song I fell in love with was 'Starry Starry Night' by Don McLean. It's an amazing song where the lyrics just keep getting better and better the more the song goes on.
The first album I bought was The Beatles 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band'. What an album, from the second you put it on the whole album is a journey with classic songs interwoven amongst amazing sonic tapestries.
The last album I bought was a London Grammar vinyl. I love listening to music at different speeds and London Grammar are a great band to try it with slowed down.
All my family were in bands so it would of been one of theirs’ probably. I think it was a battle of the bands that my brother’s metal band were part of. They were called Panic and were quite good. I remember there being pyrotechnics - one single mushroom cloud of smoke. All the kids were very impressed!
“The Times They Are A-Changin” by Bob Dylan. This song is lyrically perfect; you won't find a better song in any genre to compare to this masterpiece. It's honest, poignant, reflective, introspective, funny, smart and heart breaking all in the one song. Some people tell me they don't like Dylan's voice but it was never his voice I was listening to - I was to spellbound by the words.
A song we wrote called 'If You Could See Me Now' about the passing of a parent and what they would think of you now.
Bruno Mars 'Uptown Funk’. This song just make me jump out of my seat no matter where I am or what I'm doing. If it comes on and I'm near you get prepared!
James Taylor’s 'New Moon Shine', Bob Dylan’s ‘The Best Of' and Lauryn Hill’s iconic ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'.