Fans of pop star/crooner Robbie Williams were pleasantly surprised on Sunday night (May 8), when the singer took to Twitter to share news of a new record deal and even more exciting, a new album.
— Robbie Williams (@robbiewilliams) May 8, 2016
Robbie recently signed with Sony Music and the new album, his eleventh studio album, will be released through Columbia Records later this year.
Speaking of his new partnership with Sony, Robbie said in a statement on his website, “The team at Sony are professional, incredibly hungry, and have a great energy. They’re inspired, I’m inspired. I’m more ready than I ever have been and I’m totally convinced I’m in the right place.”
He added: “I look forward to working on this album, which is an album I’m immensely proud of, in this exciting new partnership with Sony Music.”
In signing with Sony, Robbie joins a long-list of stellar artists including Calvin Harris, Foo Fighters, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan.
Chairman and CEO of Sony Music UK Jason Iley said: “We are delighted to be working with Robbie. This is a once-in-a-lifetime signing with the biggest male solo artist of our generation. Robbie Williams is one of the most charismatic, unique and creative artists this country has ever produced and his incredible achievements continue to make him one of the most successful in the world today. When he met the team, there was an immediate connection and we are immensely proud to be releasing what is sure to be an album that defines an exciting new chapter for Robbie.”
In further news that will please long-time fans of Robbie, he will be reuniting with his long-time collaborator Guy Chambers on the album. This is the pair that brought us some of Robbie’s biggest hits, such as “Rock DJ,” “Let Me Entertain You”, and one of my all-time favourite songs, “Angels”. With Robbie and Guy back together, aural magic is sure to be produced once again.
The as-yet-unnamed album does not have a release date nor do we even know what type of sound we can expect – with Robbie you just never know, having previously run the gamut of pop, rock, swing, rap, and electronica. This will be his first album since 2013’s Swings Both Ways and I can’t wait to hear some new Robbie.
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