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The Script - 'The Man Who Can't Be Moved'
Following the success of debut single 'We Cry', The Script return with 'The Man Who Can't Be Moved', a fairly straightforward blend of r'n'b and powerpop.
This second single from the Dublin trio of former producers is a heart-string-tugging, slow-burning ballad documenting the plight of a man and his unrequited love in a bustling city.
With the recent success of blue-eyed r'n'b-tinged rock bands like One Republic and Maroon 5 it's a little too easy to criticise The Script for such an emphasis on the emotive. This is certainly one for the ladies, granted, but it's not so sugary sweet as to grate on any other unsuspecting listeners.
And while any homeland influence is seemingly lacking from this heavily Americanised single, Danny O'Donoghue's folk-inspired storytelling prevents things from escalating into U2-esque self-indulgent grandiosity.
For that alone, this will be a deserved hit.
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