Example Says New Album References Coldplay, The Killers And Nirvana – Audio

26 June 2012, 07:44 | Updated: 26 June 2012, 07:57

The 'Stay Awake' star tells Capital that he covers every aspect of rock on his latest record which is "almost" complete.

Example has revealed that he has tried to cover "every genre" of rock on his upcoming new studio album.

The 'Changed The Way You Kiss Me' star told Capitalfm.com that it is still an electronic record with references to "blues", "prog rock" and "metal" and highlighted the likes of Coldplay, The Killers and Nirvana as references for the sound.

"This new album is still electronic, you know you can still rave to it but it's very much a guitar album as I said before – people will know what I mean when they hear it," he confessed.

The rapper continued: "I've kind of tried to cover every genre of rock in terms of metal, grunge, prog rock, stadium rock and blues all on one album," before adding: "When people hear it – every song's got a slightly different flavor – but I've been referencing like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Coldplay [The] Killers, Metallica. There's a whole load of stuff on there."

The BRIT Award nominated star also revealed work is almost complete on the album and he has around nine songs completed already.

You can view a picture of Example performing at the Summertime Ball 2012 below:

"The new album's actually almost done – I can't usually disclose this stuff but I had a meeting last week with the record label and my manager and we listened through to nine tracks which we think are all now ready and done. I think we need to finish maybe one or two more and then that's me done," he admitted.

You cab listen to Example speaking to Capitalfm.com about his upcoming new studio album below:

Example tells Capital about the sound of his new album

Example is also planning on releasing his collaboration with Ed Sheeran for free this summer with his album expected to be released before the end of the year.