Robbie Williams announces new swing album ‘Swing Both Ways’
If you loved Robbie Williams ’ 2001 album ‘Swing When You’re Winning’ then the Brit star’s latest announcement is bound to have you polishing up your dancing shoes and brushing off your fedora.
The former Take That star has revealed that he’ll be releasing a brand new swing album titled ‘Swing Both Ways,’ which is set for release this November and features collaborations with big name artists including Lily Allen, Olly Murs, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson and Rufus Wainwright.
Speaking of the record, Williams, who has written six new tunes with songwriting partner Guy Chambers, revealed: “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 showbiz 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,” he continued.
“Going in I planned it to be very similar to the last one, and then I realised – 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.”
The ‘Angels’ singer added: “So it's very, very similar to the last one, and very different – and hopefully I'm off to romance the world!”
Robbie’s first swing album, ‘Swing When You’re Winning,’ is his best-selling record to date, having been certified seven times platinum since its release.
‘Swing Both Ways’ tracklisting:
1. 'Shine My Shoes' (new song)
2. 'Go Gentle' (new song)
3. 'I Wanna Be Like You' ft. Olly Murs
4. 'Swing Supreme'
5. 'Swings Both Ways' ft. Rufus Wainwright
6. 'Dream A Little Dream' ft. Lily Allen
7. 'Soda Pop' ft. Michael Bublé (new song)
8. 'Snowblind' (new song)
9. 'Puttin' On The Ritz'
10. 'Little Green Apples' ft. Kelly Clarkson
11. 'Minnie The Moocher'
12. 'If I Only Had A Brain'
13. 'No One Likes A Fat Pop Star' (new song)