Example returned to the fore with the release of the first single ‘Say Nothing’ smashing into the UK charts with a No.2 hit taken from his soon to be released fourth album ‘The Evolution of Man’. Earlier this year he sold out his first 14-date arena tour and recently announced a second round for 2013, this time 16-dates of high octane, energy fuelled shows that will showcase his ever growing arsenal of hits.
Now Example prepares to release the second single ‘Close Enemies’ from the new album which is another huge stadium filler mixing candid lyrics with his now signature killer chorus and darker beats. Example said ‘out of all the tracks on the album Close Enemies sums up every kind of flavour on there, it’s got the light, the dark, the emotion, it’s got the guitars, it’s got the electronic elements, the rapping, the half time dubstep bits, everything I wanted to do is embodied by this record so it was the one to lead the album with’.
Example live has soared to the next level with his arena tours, performances at all the major music festivals and a residency at Ibiza Rocks this summer paving the way towards the bright lights of stadiums and down a rock influenced path. For the making of ‘The Evolution of Man’ Example enlisted the help of Blur hero Graham Coxon who plays guitar on four tracks on the album including hit single ‘Say Nothing’. The end of this summer saw him play the mainstage at V Festival next to Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and The Stone Roses to rave reviews awarding him the label of ‘the toast of Britpop royalty’ by the NME.
‘Close Enemies’ received its first play on Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record’, the video was directed by the infamous Rankin who was hot off the set from Azealia Banks’ ‘Liquorice’ and tells a dark tale of love and monsters. With recent appearances on Celebrity Juice, Alan Carr Chatty Man and an upcoming feature as the host of Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Example looks set to mirror the success of his last platinum selling album all over again.
Ministry of Sound will release ‘Close Enemies’ on the November 11. The album ‘The Evolution of Man’ will be released on November 18.
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