Robbie Williams to swing with Lily, Bublé and Murs

By | Published on Thursday 12 September 2013

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams has done another ‘swing’ compilation because, well, he wanted to do another ‘swing’ compilation, and why not? A combo of original songs and ‘homages’ to OC Smith and King Louis off ‘The Jungle Book’, ‘Swings Both Ways’ will feature duets with Lily Allen, Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé and Rufus Wainwright. And Olly Murs. And a track titled ‘No One Likes A Fat Pop Star’. Baffling.

Says Rob: “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”.

Wainwright, who co-wrote and co-sings the LP’s title song, says: “Working with Robbie is a dream come true. I’m once again the envy of both sexes. Robbie is the real deal, full package, a total mensch and if I could come up with any more paired descriptive sayings I would use them as well”.

If only. ‘Swings Both Ways’ will swing into retailers on 18 Nov.