Robbie Williams has announced he has signed to Sony and is working on a new album.
The former Take That star took to social media today to announce the news, which he says he “managed to keep secret for a whole week”.
— Robbie Williams (@robbiewilliams) May 8, 2016
The new album will see Williams reunite with his old collaborator Guy Chambers, with whom he wrote the songs ‘Angels’, ‘Rock DJ’, ‘Let Me Entertain You’ and more.
There is currently no release date or title for the album.
Sony also confirmed the news in a statement, as Billboard reports. In it, Williams is quoted as saying: “The team at Sony are professional, incredibly hungry, and have a great energy. 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.”
Sony Music UK chairman and CEO Jason Iley said: “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.”
He continued: “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.”