Okay, so I know what you’re thinking, but unfortunately, it’s not that at all. Robbie Williams will release a new album titled Swings Both Ways on November 18th. The album features collaborations with original American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, Lily Allen, Michael Bublé, Olly Murs and out musician Rufus Wainwright. The first single from Swings Both Ways will be the Guy Chambers penned Go Gentle. The track will be released on November 4th.
Speaking about the album, Robbie says, “First of all I wanted to do a Swing album, because I wanted to do a Swing album. I always knew I’d do another and I think now is the perfect time to do it. I’m enjoying show-biz and I’m enjoying my life and my understanding of where I am now is that there needs to be an event every time I bring out a record. The album this time is a definite ode and a loving glance towards a period on the planet that I was never invited to ‘coz I wasn’t there…I wanted to be, which I feel still very strongly linked to.”
Adding, “Going in I planned it to be very similar to the last one, and then I realized – that’s actually not what I wanted. It’s different – it’s not all covers, I had some songs that I wanted the world to hear and check out and maybe become part of the fabric of their lives, if I’m lucky enough, that I’ve had a hand in writing. So it’s very very similar to the last one, and very different – and hopefully I’m off to romance the world!”
I would rather Robbie release another pop album, but Swings Both Ways could be interesting; and the track with Rufus sounds kinda cute. You can view the tracklisting for the standard and deluxe versions of the album below the video.