Example: Charging Fans For Repackaged Albums Is A ‘Disgrace’
Singer and rapper Example recently spoke to Digital Spy in the run-up to the release of his fourth album ‘The Evolution Of Man’, which will be released on November 19. The artist said THAT whilst making his new material, he never considered repackaging his previous album: “If you're going to put out 14 tracks and then add three new songs and charge your fans for it again, I think that's a disgrace. It means the label's lazy or the artist's lazy. I can understand it from a marketing retail point of view, but that's not what I'm into…"
Example’s forthcoming album is set to feature plenty of guitars and a rockier sound. When discussing his merging of genres, the 30-year-old said he wanted to evolve as he feels what was once innovative is now the norm: "Every boyband or girlband copies the recipe for 'Changed The Way You KIss Me' or 'Stay Awake', which is why I want to go the other way now and make a rock album, but do it my way."
After writing The Wanted’s ‘Chasing The Sun’, Digital Spy wondered if he has worked with them since. The Fulham-bred artist wasn't so eager, explaining: "I don't really like working with other artists. If I'm writing a song it has got to be my song on my terms. Unless it's an artist I really respect who I think can write themselves, I don't really want to get into the studio with anyone.
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)