Single Review: Example – Whisky Story

By on Wednesday, 15th July 2015 at 1:00 pm

Written shortly after the birth of his son when the rapper was really craving a night out, ‘Whisky Story’, in Example’s own words, is a “tale of nights out in my younger single days and a nod to my first record – and thinking how much my life has changed since then”. He added, “I want to put the fun and humour back into my music. When another artist heard it they said, ‘I think this is the most Example-y Example track yet’, which I suppose can only be a good thing.”

And he’s not wrong. Example is well known for his monstrous live performances and ‘Whisky Story’ looks set to slot into his set list perfectly. The energetic pop anthem is highly reminiscent of ‘Changed the Way You Kissed Me’ and ‘Stay Awake’, with its heavy bass, let-yourself-go bounces and pulsing beats. This will undoubtedly have a major impact at gigs, festivals and nightclubs alike.

Having drifted away from rapping with his recent studio albums, ‘Whisky Story’ features the sharp, witty lyrics and tight sing-speak bursts that gave Example his major breakthrough 5 years ago. After a few listens, it won’t be long before the highly infectious chorus (“Oh darling, let’s stay up all night / drinking whisky, telling stories, I can keep you satisfied”) is implanted in your brain.

The accompanying music video (see bottom of this post) was shot by Example himself using a GoPro on a selfie stick, as he walks and talks from the tube to Trafalgar Square in one, long continuous shot. According to the rapper, it took 80 people and 24 takes to get it right, but the end result is incredibly impressive and is definitely worth watching.


‘Whisky Story’ is available to download now and is the first single to be taken from Example’s sixth studio album, which is set for release later this year. For all past coverage on TGTF on Example, go here.


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