UK Rapper Example Set To Release New Single & Album This Summer
English rapper Example recently unveiled the album artwork for his upcoming third studio album, entitled Playing In The Shadows. The artwork features a VERY SERIOUS looking Elliot Gleave with half of his face covered by a...you guessed it! A shadow. The artwork is simple, but sleek, with black lowercase letters inset in a bright yellow box, which provides the only splash of color on the album cover. Featuring production from Chase & Status, Nero, Funkagenda, DC Breaks, Laidback Luke, Feed Me, Michael Woods, Skream and Faithless, Playing In The Shadows is due out September 4th in the UK via UK dance label Ministry of Sound. Can't wait!
The album's first single, the Michael Woods-produced "Changed The Way You Kiss Me" was a UK chart topper for two weeks in a row, even beating alt rock mainstays Coldplay and selling over 200,000 copies. Pretty effing cool Mr. Example! The second single, "Stay Awake" is...dare I say it? Even catchier than it's predecessor. Produced by Nero, the single made it's debut on July 1st on BBC Radio 1 by DJ Annie Mac and is set for release on August 28th. Featuring the same classy mix of electro and hip-hop beats as previous singles, the success of the first single bodes well for Example. Here's hoping the new single is successful, although being backed by remixes from Micky Slim, Moam, Alvin Risk, Delta Heavy and Steve Pitron & Max Sanna, there's no reason it shouldn't be!
Having already performed at this year's Glastonbury Festival, Example will take to the stage at a number of other UK festival this summer, followed by a 17-date headlining tour in the UK in November and December. Download what there is to download (it isn't much) on U.S. iTunes HERE. UK peeps download "Changed The Way You Kiss Me" on UK iTunes HERE.