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Robbie Williams signs to Sony Music

By | Published on Monday 9 May 2016

Jason Iley, Robbie Williams, Nicola Tuer

Robbie Williams has signed a new record deal with Sony Music. Williams says he’s impressed by his new team’s professionalism, which he attributes to undernourishment. Well, the food shops are very expensive on High Street Kensington.

“The team at Sony are professional, incredibly hungry, and have a great energy”, says the singer. “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. 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”.

What album’s that then? Well, his eleventh studio album, of course, silly. The follow-up to 2013’s timeless classic ‘Swings Both Ways’, it is being co-written with long-time/on-off (you choose which you’d like to use) collaborator Guy Chambers.

Of the deal, Sony Music UK CEO Jason Iley says: “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”.

You want more? Here’s more: “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”.

Williams released two albums through Universal after leaving EMI in 2011. Then there was the self-released compilation ‘Under The Radar Vol 1’ that came out in 2014.