Example: ‘There’s lots of metal and grunge riffs on my new album’

Rapper gives progress report on his new album

Example has claimed that his new album will contain “lots of metal and grunge riffs”.

The rapper, who is currently working on the follow-up to his third studio album ‘Playing In The Shadows’, which was released last September, took to Twitter to discuss his new, rockier effort.

“Productive day in the studio today,” he wrote. “I’ve got a short list of three songs for the next single. Will be out in June I reckon.”

He later went on to add:

Recording electric guitars all day tmrw for 5 new songs. Lots of metal/grunge riffs on the next album.

In December last year, Example revealed that the new LP would sound like a mixture between The Strokes, Skrillex and Chase and Status, and also said that he had moved away from writing lyrics about “gangstas and hoes”. He said: “I’ve learned that’s not what I should sing about, that’s not what every young boy wants to hear in music.”

Example will play his first UK arena tour this year, with the rapper set to play five shows in April next year including a date at London’s O2 Arena, which will be his biggest gig to date. To check the availability of Example tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.