Get ready for goosebumps! The Script releases new 'proudly South African' music video

By Kirstin Buick
06 August 2014

We knew Irish band The Script shot their most recent music video in Alexandra township, but we didn't expect the result to be so typically South African!

Got a pack of tissues nearby? The Script's video for their brand-new track Superheroes shows a day in the life of a South African single dad in Alexandra township.

Instead of keeping the spotlight on themselves, the band, famous for tracks like Break Even and Hall of Fame, have turned the cameras on an everyday hero to illustrate the powerful track.

"When you’ve been fighting for it all your life, you’ve been struggling to make things right, that’s how a superhero learns to fly," the chorus goes, "Every day, every hour, turn the pain into power.”

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In an exclusive interview with YOU, lead vocalist and pianist Danny O’Donoghue, vocalist and guitarist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power said they were excited to be back in SA after their last visit in 2011 as part of their Science & Faith tour. Their latest album, No Sound Without Silence, is due for release in September.

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“We discussed different places to shoot the video for the single and because we’ve been to South Africa, we knew we would get a great response and welcome, just as we did before,” Mark said.

The guys were blown away by the response from residents of Alexandra, calling it “phenomenal”.

“Only in South Africa would you get that kind of energy,” Danny said. “We placed a stage in the middle of the street at about 4 pm one afternoon and decided to just play for people and the response we received was not like anywhere else.”

“It was different and eye-opening,” Glen added. “It almost felt a bit like a carnival or festival. It was a lovely feeling with such good vibes.”

- Kirstin Buick & Shanaaz Prince

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