It may be early in the year, but 2014 is set to be another huge one for the doctor of dance. After dropping his previous label Ministry of Sound, Example – aka Elliot Gleave – signed with Sony Music’s Epic UK, marking the second major change in his career of late. Having also retired his rapping repertoire last year, he went on to release the first taste of his fifth studio album, slated for release mid-2014. The teaser All The Wrong Places hit all the right marks he’s now known for, and on the back of all this he is ready to release the latest banger, Kids Again.
Yet another high energy, synth driven anthem, Kids Again pulsates all throughout. As you might expect from the title, the lyrics depict a yearning for youth and simpler times, like a pounding Peter Pan. However, the track itself sees the continuation of his established dance sound that is yet to grow old. Citing legendary sources of precedence including Faithless, The Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers, Kids Again incorporates elements of acid house, hardstyle and ‘90s rave; and the big beats can only translate well to his huge stadium sound, sure to set many a festival and feet alight this year.
Example is again exemplary in executing what is now his trademark style, and like so many times before, Kids Again is primed to tear up dance charts and dance floors alike. Having gone on record in suggesting that he’ll only make music for a few more years before moving into film directing, take this chance to catch Example at the top of his game before he grows up.