Robbie Williams has revealed details of his upcoming tenth solo album. 'Swings Both Ways' will be the former Take That man's second swing album, after 2003's 'Swing When You're Winning' and will feature duets with the likes of Michale Buble, Rufus Wainwright, Lily Allen and Kelly Clarkson.
The collection will feature a selection of classic tunes and new songs written by Williams and Guy Chambers, who also produced the record.
Speaking of his reasoning for returning to swing, Williams said: "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.
"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. So it’s very, very similar to the last one, and very different – and hopefully I’m off to romance the world!".
Robbie's previous swing album 'Swing When You’re Winning' was released in 2001 and spent six consecutive weeks at the top of the UK chart, going 7 x platinum. It remains Robbie Williams' best selling album ever.
Tracklisting for Swings Both Ways
1. "Shine My Shoes"
2. "Go Gentle"
3. "I Wan'na Be Like You ï»¿(feat. Olly Murs)"
4. "Swing Supreme"
5. "Swings Both Ways ï»¿(feat. Rufus Wainwright)"
6. "Dream A Little Dream ï»¿(feat. Lily Allen)ï»¿"
7. "Soda Pop (feat. Michael Bublé)ï»¿"
9. "Puttin' On The Ritz"
10. "Little Green Apples ï»¿(feat. Kelly Clarkson)ï»¿"
11. "Minnie The Moocher"
12. "If I Only Had a Brain"
13. "No One Likes a Fat Pop Star"