Songs You Need To Hear #04
Example // Anything // Playing In The Shadows
By the sounds of these album clips, Example is trying to do a Kanye West and evolve from agressive (in style, not content) rhymes about girls and partying and life’s hardships and give his fans a little insight into his world. But where 808’s & Heartbreaks was vulnerable and cold, this all sounds limp and soppy.
One time when Example previously got this right was during a bonus track on his previous release. A simple track featuring some wonderful crooning, Anything is adorable and tells a suitably sad story. Plus “I’m never, ever, ever gonna forget, I’m gonna keep the ticket stub from when we first met” is a hopelessly romantic lyric. More of this please Elliot.