The Script discuss collaboration with will.i.am
The 31-year-old, who is currently working on the band’s third studio album, told The Sun that the The Black Eyed Peas star initially wanted the song, titled ‘Hall Of Fame,’ for himself.
“I played Will a few demos backstage early on in The Voice. We got to Hall Of Fame and he immediately asked if he could have it for his new album, as it was exactly what he was looking for.
“I wasn’t having it, it was our lead single but I asked if he’d be on it. He agreed and we booked in time to record it.”
The Irish singer also revealed that the track, which will receive its radio premiere on Monday, took a while to get completed:
“The problem is, he’s either late or completely flakes, so it took four attempts to get him to record his part. Eventually we put it together in his hotel room in 15 minutes.
“It’s a classic duet, I do one line and he responds. We’re really excited about it and hoping we’ll get out and do it live too.”
Watch The Script perform 'For The First Time' below:
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