Saturday, August 20, 2011

Song of the Day: Stay Awake - Example

Example is great for hit music as a whole in more ways than one. Not only is he able to be one of the first artists to bring dance music into the mainstream, but he is also able to make rapping co-exist with his electronic style. It's also very likely that "Stay Awake" will be the song that pushes dubstep past the tipping point and into a level of acceptance from the European music world - if it is good enough to become popular. Is that the case? Read on to find out!

It's always great to hear a refreshing new track. That's especially the case for me when it comes from Example's stable. Few people have such a good ear for music that they can become popular artists even when they have no singing skills whatsoever and don't have good looks, but Example's been able to garner a huge following with exactly that. I believe that "Stay Awake" continues on this magnificent trend, and is destined to be #1 on the UK charts.

What makes this song so magnificent? If anything, it must be the times that we are living in at this very moment. Riots spread across the UK last week like wildfires, and this song is somehow able to capture the exact energy there for itself. Dubstep is somehow perfect to hold the country's recent frustrations (Just ask Nero, who had a #1 single with "Promises"), and the accidental genius of the genre's recent releases should make it permanently popular for the next year or so.

In the end, Example definitely chased the rabbit into Wonderland with "Stay Awake", and is still able to make what should become a huge hit. Example's vocal setbacks are the only things stopping this song from becoming one of the highest-rated songs on Project: Mobius ever.

Rating: 4/5

1 comment:

  1. I really like song. It's got such great energy. I think it's better than "Changed the Way You Kiss Me." Will be another big hit for him I think.