Example has said his new album has a magic quality to it, thanks to a special microphone used by Madonna.
The 32-year-old released his new album Live Life Living this week, and told the Daily Star that he thought a special tone to his voice that could be heard on it was down to the magic mic.
He said: "I was recording on this microphone in LA and I was like, 'This mic is f***ing amazing.'
"When you hear the opening track on the album my voice has a sound quality that I've never been able to capture before.
"Stuart (Price, producer) said, 'Oh, this is the mic we did the whole of the Confessions On The Dance Floor album with'."
Example went on: "I've used famous microphones before like Sinatra's, but Madonna's mic was special.
"There's a certain mystique around it that you can't explain, because that album reignited her career, I don't think she's had the same success since. It must be the magic mic."
But the singer also said he was worried about the future of albums: "The industry is going through a lot of changes and nobody seems to care about albums any more."