The song begins with a keyboard melody, covered by high pitched synth wave to make way for the unique voice and singer-come-rapper style of Example. The song is essentially about, in Gleaves’ words, ‘’Battling your demons… and choosing partying over a loved one at home’’. The lyrics reflect this battle of emotions: ‘’If we’re meant to be together, change the way you see the weather’’.The bass throughout this song is something to be admired, there is no other word I can describe it other than stonking! With a powerful bass driver in your headphones you will melt away, no telling what a powerful subwoofer in a club could do.
With just over a minute left of the song, out of nowhere, comes a massive Dubstep drop. Example raps a couple fast paced verses, bringing up the tempo accompanied by some brilliant dub-wobbles; Feed Me showing what he does best. This is undoubtedly the best part of the song, just for the sheer unexpectedness of it. The song finishes with a final verse of sing-rapping from Gleaves as the dubstep ebbs off and the melody resumes.
Example fans will love this song, however, it pains me to say this but I don’t believe that this song will be able to follow up the chart success of previous Playing in the Shadows singles such as ‘Stay Awake’ or ‘Changed the Way You Kiss Me’. This is a brilliant song to listen to and I would love to be wrong and in turn be served a healthy slice of humble pie. Although I would say, a well-produced remix of this song turned in to a dubstep record in its entirety would turn this in to a massive club and even chart tune. We’ll see how things turn out.
Nick Janse van Rensburg