Next Year

Album: Live Life Living (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • Example wrote this when he was staying in Beverly Hills with Stuart Price, who is best known for his for his production work with such artists as New Order, Madonna and The Killers.
  • Example explained the song's meaning to The Daily Mirror: "The track is all about my mates, who work hard all year then look forward to this one huge weekend in Ibiza, or a weekend at V,2," he said. "When they let off steam at these big, hedonistic weekends, they forget the world, that's what this track is about."

    "It's about being here same time next year," Example added. "It's like a ritual. I wanted to channel Chemical Brothers in that synth, and maybe a bit of Oasis as well. People can hear it in my voice, it goes a bit Gallagher. The album's about letting your hair down, it's about the summer, and parties, and the nineties. This song sums all that up."
  • The song features a breakbeat from James Brown's "Funky Drummer." Other songs that have borrowed from the perennial drum sample favorite include "Let Me Ride" by Dr. Dre, "Fools Gold" by The Stone Roses and "Jump" by Kris Kross.

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