Example to help The Wanted launch career stateside
The 'Changed The Way You Kiss Me' hitmaker told the Daily Star that although the song was originally written with another singer in mind, he knew it was perfect for the lads so handed it over to them:
"When I wrote it, I was in a studio session for Kylie, so the verses were a bit spiritual. But when we finished I was like: ‘This is The Wanted’, and didn’t even bother running it past Kylie. I sent it straight over to their record label and they loved it."
"The guy who signed me in America is releasing the band in the States on Def Jam and he said: ‘This could be big in America.’"
Example, real name Elliot Gleave, also admitted that while he wasn't too complimentary about the lads when he first heard about them his opinion has changed and he's now impressed by their dynamic:
“When they first came out I was wrong about them. I said they looked like a bunch of Hollyoaks extras. They were a bit rough around the edges like any boyband are but now they are really polished. They’re good singers, performers and look great. A lot of people think I hate pop stars but I just don’t like bad pop. I like it that they’re not too choreographed and are like a bunch of mates bumbling around."
Check out The Wanted performing a cover of Example's 'Kickstarts' below:
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