Lily Allen duets with Robbie Williams on his new album ‘Swings Both Ways’

Rufus Wainwright, Kelly Clarkson and Olly Murs also feature on the singer's second swing themed LP

Robbie Williams‘ brand new album ‘Swings Both Ways’ is set to feature a duet with Lily Allen.

The pair sing the classic ‘Dream A Little Dream’, which has previously been performed by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, The Mamas & The Papas, Doris Day, The Courteeners and Chapel Club. Speaking about the cover, Allen commented: “‘Dream A Little Dream’ is one of my favourite songs of all time so I didn’t hesitate when Robbie asked me if I’d like to duet with him on it. I was a bit nervous when we recorded it, especially when I asked him what he wanted me to do and he said something like ‘just be you’. But I’m really happy with it and think we do justice to a classic song.”

Other artists to feature on the album, which is released on November 18, include Rufus Wainwright, Kelly Clarkson, Olly Murs and Michael Buble. The record sees Williams covering jazz standards such as ‘Minnie The Moocher’, ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz’ and ‘I Wan’na Be Like You’, the latter with Murs. See footage from the recording sessions below.

The album also features six new songs, co-written with Williams’ longtime writing partner Guy Chambers. One of the new tracks is entitled ‘No One Likes A Fat Pop Star’ and Williams duets with Wainwright on the album’s brand new title track. The LP follows Williams’ first swing themed album, 2001’s ‘Swing When You’re Winning’. Of the new LP Williams says: “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 ‘cos I wasn’t there… I wanted to be, which I feel still very strongly linked to.”

The ‘Swings Both Ways’ tracklisting is:

‘Shine My Shoes’
‘Go Gentle’
‘I Wan’na Be Like You’ featuring Olly Murs
‘Swing Supreme’
‘Swings Both Ways’ featuring Rufus Wainwright
‘Dream A Little Dream’ featuring Lily Allen
‘Soda Pop’ featuring Michael Buble
‘Puttin’ On The Ritz’
‘Little Green Apples’ featuring Kelly Clarkson
‘Minnie The Moocher’
‘If I Only Had A Brain’
‘No One Likes A Fat Pop Star’