Irish rock band The Script have released the official music video for their new single ‘Hall Of Fame’.
The track also features guest vocals from lead singer Danny O’Donoghue’s fellow coach on The Voice will.i.am, and serves as the lead cut from the group’s third studio album called…erm…’#3’.
The clip features two youngsters waking up from their dreams of being a boxer and a ballerina, instead having to face their own personal trials and tribulations, which then inspire them to achieve their goals.
Danny and Will meanwhile thrash out the song in a warehouse like a vocal tag team, looking very cool and I think the biggest surprise of the song for me is how well their voices fuse together.
Will’s not had some half-arsed rap shoehorned in two thirds of the way in to the track. It’s a pretty cool treatment that gives each artist equal pegging during the verses and only during the chorus does the frontman take his place.
It’s a shame that the clip for the single is only being released now, as its sport-themed video and inspirational lyrics would have made perfect Olympics background fodder, particularly during the multiple post-event montages that we’ve seen.
“You could be the hero/You could get the gold/Breaking all the records that you thought never could be broke”.
It was almost written for some of the athletes who have shone over the past month.
‘Hall Of Fame’ is due for release on 2 September, with ‘#3’ following a week later.