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Example revisits “classic songwriting”, paints self silver

By | Published on Thursday 26 July 2012


Last heard claiming his forthcoming LP will feature “every genre of guitar music”, Example has voiced even more priceless quotes as regards both his next single, ‘Say Nothing’, and his artistic approach in general.

Speaking to BBC Newsbeat, he touched first on the new track, a “huge guitar stadium dance rock song” set for release in September, billing it as “very emotional, very epic”.

Going on to analyse his early career – from his “rap” debut, to the “emotional, uplifting dance-inspired rap rave pop” stylings of 2009 single ‘Watch The Sun Come Up, to “gothic” club smash ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me’ – he then announced that he has now returned to more “classic” and songwriting-based err… songwriting modes.

Said Ex: “Now what I’m coming with is totally different, I’m back to a more songwriting layout where it’s verse, pre-chorus, chorus, verse, pre-chorus, chorus, middle eight, double-chorus… the kind of classic songwriting vibe is what I’m going back to with this new album”.

So that’s it, the classic formula. Take note, everyone. And whilst we’re noting things, you may also want to note this photo¬†Example posted of himself painted silver, presumably while shooting a video for that mysterious new single. Why silver though, why not black? Oh, this is why not black.