“For us, this is more than just a music video. Like the song itself, we wanted to reach out to as many people as possible, people who have been less fortunate in life, giving them a platform to tell their stories. On researching the ideas for the video, we came across so many charities, and while they are all doing such great work, we were immediately inspired by A Sense Of Home and wanted to show support and build awareness. This organisation offered a real solution that could be rolled out across the world, particularly in Ireland where this problem is so prevalent. Share it wide and share it proud with arms open. Danny, Mark & Glen
"A Sense of Home is honoured to collaborate with The Script on this pioneering music video for their inspired ballad “Arms Open”. We hope and trust it will bring understanding to all of those in need of a loving embrace from community and bring us all more connected to one another.” Georgie Smith, Founder & Executive Director, A Sense Of Home
The Script have just revealed a very special video for their new single Arms Open. The emotional video, directed by Frank Borin, was made in partnership with the charity A Sense Of Home and features real-life stories and footage of people helped by the non-profit organisation. The Script have premiered it exclusively on Facebook today and it will go live on VEVO on Friday. The video can be viewed now at http://smarturl.it/ArmsOpenVid. To support the cause, please share the video and donate at http://asenseofhome.org/donate.
A simple, strong message that highlights love, empathy and care, Arms Open is the band’s second single to be taken from their album Freedom Child. The Script, whilst researching ideas for their new video, stumbled across the charity and were blown away by the work that A Sense Of Home do for youths in the foster care system. The band knew immediately they wanted to help spread the word and chose to team up with them for the powerful and heart-wrenching new video.
A Sense Of Home is a community based solution for creating homes for aged-out foster youth. The charity brings together volunteers to serve as a family would - utilising donated furniture to make the youth’s first permanent living space beautiful - giving them dignity, self-worth and pride. In the process, the organisation acts as extended family to the transitioning youth, providing practical and emotional support as well as professional connections they might not already have. For more info, please see http://asenseofhome.org/about/.
The Script are one of the world’s most successful bands and have sold over 30 million records. The Irish three-piece have scored multiple Platinum albums, four of which were #1 in the UK including their current record Freedom Child. The Script have also picked up a huge following in the USA where they have x4 platinum selling singles and sold-out tours under their belt. The Script are soon to hit the road once again for their UK & Ireland leg of the Freedom Child tour, kicking off in Leeds on 2nd February. Full dates listed below.
Friday 2 February Leeds First Direct Arena Saturday 3 February Manchester Arena Tuesday 6 February Belfast SSE Arena Thursday 8 February Dublin 3Arena Friday 9 February Dublin 3Arena Saturday 10 February Dublin 3Arena Monday 12 February Liverpool Echo Arena Tuesday 13 February Nottingham Motorpoint Arena Thursday 15 February Birmingham Genting Arena Friday 16 February Glasgow The SSE Hydro Saturday 17 February Aberdeen BHGE Arena Monday 19 February Newcastle Metro Radio Arena Tuesday 20 February Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Thursday 22 February Bournemouth International Centre Friday 23 February London The O2 Saturday 24 February London The O2