Robbie Williams has shared a sampler for his new album ‘The Heavy Entertainment Show’.
The 10-minute sampler features snippets of every track from the album, including a 30-second clip of ‘Mixed Signals’, which was written by The Killers.
“The Killers’ sound is unique and I think Brandon Flowers is one of the best songwriters on the planet,” Williams told The Sun recently. “I was at [producer] Stuart Price’s house and he’d just been working with Brandon and played me this song. He said, ‘Have a listen to this.’ And all the way through it I was thinking, ‘I want this song.’ And unbelievably they let me have it and didn’t have it for themselves.”
Other tracks on the album, Williams’ 11th as a solo artist, include lead single ‘Party Like A Russian’, ‘Motherfucker’, ‘Bruce Lee’ and ‘I Don’t Want To Hurt You’, a duet with John Grant.
The album was co-produced by Williams’ longtime collaborator Guy Chambers and also features contributions from Jewel and Rufus Wainwright. Listen below – and skip to the 55 seconds mark to hear ‘Mixed Signals’.
‘The Heavy Entertainment Show’ will drop on November 4. Three days later on November 7, Williams will play a one-off gig at London’s Troxy to celebrate the Icon Award he is receiving from the BRITs.
While promoting the album, Williams has already apologised for claiming to have slept with the majority of the Spice Girls and caused controversy on The Graham Norton Show by recalling a bizarre sexual encounter with a stranger.