The Script, ‘Love Not Lovers’ | Track Review
The Script continues to build the case for their latest album ‘Freedom Child’ with its third single, “Love Not Lovers.”
Irish pop/rock band The Script have been around for a while. Consistently, Danny O’Donaghue and company have been releasing albums. Their success stateside, has been moderate, with their singles performing better than their albums. Nonetheless, they release their newest album, Freedom Child on September 1. Following singles “Love Not Lovers” and “Written in the Scars,” “Love Not Lovers” was issued two days prior to the album’s release date.
Like preceding singles, “Love Not Lovers” benefits from its catchiness. This occurs on the chorus as well as repetitive breakdown following the chorus. An electro-pop-infused record, this breakdown fits the modern pop idiom.
“No more going under the covers / No more one bed to another / ‘Cause you will never find love you’ll only find lovers / You go from one to the other / Like you think your days are numbered / But you’ll never find love, you’ll only find lovers / No, you’ll never find love, you’ll only find lovers.”
In addition to the catchy chorus and the slick production work, the narrative of the record is interesting. O’Donaghue continues to show his cultural awareness, referencing Tinder on the first verse. Ultimately, the song is about how difficult it is to find love, as opposed to lovers. This is the ole romantic and emotional versus sex and hooking up.
All in all, The Script continues to build the case for Freedom Child. “Love Not Lovers” is consistent in quality with the two singles that precede it. No, it’s not game changing, but The Script have a good thing going with Freedom Child, at least using the singles as a preview.
The Script • Freedom Child • Columbia • Release: 9.1.17
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