THEY could have recorded in New York or London but The Script have been putting the finishing touches to their fourth studio album in Dublin city centre.
The Herald can exclusively reveal that for the past month the top secret VIP clients at Temple Lane Recording Studios in Temple Bar have been singer Danny O'Donoghue and bandmates Mark Sheehan and Glen Power.
"There was a real fear that if fans found out The Script were recording in Temple Bar, hundreds of screaming girls would have turned up and the sessions would have been abandoned. So the whole thing has been a big secret," an insider told the Herald.
To avoid word getting out band members were asked to show up at the studio one at a time.
"Given Temple Bar is full of English stag parties and hen nights, it's a miracle that Danny – known to millions of viewers on BBC's The Voice – managed to get go unnoticed each day" an insider added.
The studio is no stranger to star talent, as Rihanna recorded her global hit Love The Way You Lie in Temple Lane Studios in 2010.
Snow Patrol, The Black Eyed Peas and Morrissey have also paid a visit to the iconic studios.
Last September, The Script thrilled fans with an impromptu busking session in Temple Bar.
This fourth CD marks a major turning point for the band. Having sold four million albums and nine million singles, the release will end their four-album deal with Sony Music.
Should it be a hit, it will leave the three Dubliners free to negotiate a new record deal which could be worth millions.