Tuesday 23 November 2010

The Script - Nothing

I'd like this song far more if I'd never heard The Script before.  But the band name is very apt - with each song the band has played it safe, sticking to the same love themes and musical sonority.  It's all very well creating a niche for yourself, but some variation would be welcome.  With each new song you know what's coming before you've even read the script...

On the other hand, this is certainly one of their best songs.  The soaring chorus may utilise the standard pop song chord sequence, but as a whole the song typifies the band's sound (the middle-eight is very Goo Goo Dolls-esque), tweaked to slick pop-rock.  More so, they write excellent lyrics which tell a great love story.  The singing's not bad either. 

As a single, it works.  But once you've heard this, you won't need the album.