“Nobody can put our sound in a box,” said Mark Sheehan, the band’s lead guitarist. “We often here that we are ‘the hip-hop version of U2,’ or, ‘Timbaland mixed with Coldplay.’ It’s just pop music, with a little less pop, I suppose.”
The unique sound, however, did not front them into fame overnight. For it was a long and painful road to stardom, littered with tons of snags, obstacles and traps along the way.
“My mother had been terminally ill for about 10 months, and in the middle of recording our first album, she passed away,” said Sheehan. “About four months after that, Danny’s father passed away.”
“Dealing with all of these tragedies really influenced the record,” added the rocker.
In the end, however, these tragedies developed into triumphs.
“Things eventually started to look up,” he said. “Our album going No. 1 was just unbelievable. The day it made it to the top was also the day my second child was born.”
The Script has also become the supporting band for a collection of legendary rock acts including U2, and Paul McCartney.
The Script is a rather fitting name for the band based off of their desire and style.
“My desire to tell stories is what really drove me to play music in the first place,” explained Sheehan. “If you look at our lyrics, they are very much in story or script form.”
“Music is a punching-bag to me,” he added. “If I’m going through crazy stuff at home, music provides a crafty outlet for me to vent and rant.”
The band is in the midst of recording their second major record, and decided to take a similar route to their successful debut – and why not? Chart-topping probably feels pretty good.
“We decided to produce the first record ourselves, and the reason for that is we were afraid that if we had somebody do it for us, we would just end up sounding how they wanted us to,” he said. “We are doing the same with the second record.”
Upon finishing recording, the band will head out for an arena tour of Europe.
Keep your eyes on the top of the charts, because The Script is sure to reclaim it’s throne.