Robbie Williams’ new studio album Heavy Entertainment Show will be released on Columbia Records on November 4.
The album, which features songs co-written with Guy Chambers, Ed Sheeran, The Killers, Rufus Wainwright and John Grant, among others, is Williams’ first to be released through Sony Music and follows a string of 11 UK chart-topping albums, a tally only matched by Elvis Presley. Music Week broke the news of the Sony signing back in May, with Sony Music UK chairman/CEO Jason Iley revealing the deal had been 10 years in the making. Williams has previously released 13 albums that have sold more than 500,000 copies each.
Speaking to Julie Adenuga as part of her Beats 1 radio show, Williams said: “I’ve been working on this album like I work on all the other albums,” he said. “It’s been a process of three years, some of these songs that have been on the album I’ve had three years ago, and I’ve had on my computer and I’ve been very excited about them, and the new ones have taken their place and then the old ones have gone, and then the old ones come back up, the new ones, it’s just a process that’s been years in the making.”
A trailer for the new album was premiered on ITV last night during the X Factor ad break. The title track is available to stream and download now.