Review: Sunsets and Full Moons, The Script

The Script are back with their sixth studio album Sunsets and Full Moons and it’s quite possibly their most lyrically emotive album to date.

It’s been two years since the band’s last studio album, Freedom Child. Sunsets and Full Moons sadly only features nine tracks, and that is the only negative thing we have to say about the entire album, it was so short, we didn’t want it to end.

Something Unreal opens the album and is a nice bridge between the sound of the Freedom Child and this album, current single The Last Time, was the perfect choice to showcase the album.

Sunsets and Full Moons features a good mix of empowering songs with tracks like Underdog and If You Don’t Love Yourself, and then their songs that talk of lost love, as nobody writes songs about heartbreak and loss like The Script can.  The Hurt Game and Hot Summer Nights are the examples on this album. The album takes the listener on a journey, through love, hope, joy, despair, heart attack, it’s a complete circle of emotions.

The stand out track on this album in our opinion is Run Through Walls, a powerful and moving track that pays homage to friends and loved, the ones who have stuck by you through thick and thin.

The Script are extremely gifted lyricists who take deeply personal subjects and turn them in catchy, uplifting songs that are very easy to relate to, much like Adele, Ed Sheeran and Louis Tomlinson can. Even when singing about the heartbreak and loss they manage to make it an inspiring message. Hurt People, Hurt People shows this.

This album is the classic Script sound that fans have come to love over the years, it’s an easy album to listen to and there isn’t one track that we wanted skip despite multiple listens, as all of them fit perfectly. It’s full of catchy hooks, heartfelt lyrics, everything The Script do so well, their sixth album shows the band doing what they do so well and is why they continue to have such a strong base with the “Script Family” and continue to gain new fans. It’s a moving listen, no matter if you’ve heard all their previous albums or this is your first listen, as a body of work it sums up The Script as musicians perfectly!

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Written by Kelly McFarland

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