Album: Playing In The Shadows (2011)


  • Example wrote this song with Guy Chambers. He told I Like Music about the collaboration with the former Robbie Williams songwriting partner: "You go to his studio and there are just platinum discs everywhere," he said. "He's sold millions and millions and millions. I just went in and he said, 'Look, I want you to do all the words but I've got this idea for a song. Let's start with the title Microphone and this line 'I don't need no microphone,' what does that mean to you?' So I worked out what that line meant to me and wrote a song. All the melodies and lyrics were mine and he helped me tweak bits of it."


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