Today marks the UK release of Live Life Living, the fifth album of Brit musician Example. Sure we had never heard of him before despite his whopping 2 million followers on Twitter and 25 million listens on Spotify, but Example already knows that.
“In Norway people know my songs more than my name, when I tell them I’m Example they’re like ‘Who?’ and then I sing 3-4 songs and they’re like ‘Oh! I love that song!,” Example told 2famous.TV in an interview at the Hove Festival.
It’s true, some of his hits we find ourselves humming while we pack our pusas (Norwegian for plastic bag) at the grocery store. Hits like Changed the Way You Kissed Me (from 2011), Kids Again, All the Wrong Places, and We’ll Be Coming Back. However, 2famous can instantly spot a superstar in real life and this guy topped the ranks.
That being said, it is always a bummer when a superstar calls you out for putting your equipment together with socks. But the sock didn’t stink the interview. We extracted such informative and eloquent answers that we are publishing it as our first full-length unedited interview video. Plus you get to see him ask us if we’re DJ’s afterwards because we look so cool.
Example’s repertoire is diverse with albums covering hip hop, electronica, trance, and rock, but his 2014 Live Life Living is “Pure dance music channelling 90’s sounds like Prodigy and Chemical Brothers” he told us.
“This album is uplifting, a shift from my darker work. It’s made in major keys and focuses on escapism, positivity, and things that reflect that I’m in a positive place for once.”
At the concert Example’s positivity is electrifying, he knows how to work a crowd and engage his fans. He yells “Everyone put your arm around the person next to you!” resulting in a sea of unified, happy, pumped up people belting out lyrics to those songs everyone knows. You could say he knows how to lead…by Example.
International release dates for the albums are July 8th in Canada, July 11th in Australia and New Zealand, and sometime in August in the USA.
Here’s a video of his performance at the Hove Festival in Norway last week:
– Catch the show tonight so he doesn’t have to
“We’ll be stage diving and shit, so hopefully I won’t break my knee or neck, I don’t want to die. Ok, If I could choose to die I’d rather die on stage then somewhere else…” Rapper Arif told 2famous.TV, as we discussed being a local superstar, what festivals like HOVE mean to Norwegian artists and what we should expect from his show tonight.
– The kids went mental!
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