The Script, "Breakeven"

Track Review

The Script's last single, "The Man Who Can't Be Moved," failed to ignite U.S. airwaves despite its success in Europe. The group's follow-up, however, should rectify that situation. "Breakeven" is an insightful breakup song about the devastating pain felt when one learns that a former lover has moved on. "They say that things happen for a reason," frontman Danny O'Donoghue sings. "But no wise words gonna stop the bleeding/ 'Cause she's moved on while I'm still grieving/And when a heart breaks, no, it don't break even." A potential multiformat hit, this well-crafted song is already resonating with hot AC audiences and brewing at modern rock and top 40, positioning the Irish trio for stateside chart success.