British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams debuted his new single on Friday, the Metro UK reported. "Go Gentle" will be featured on his upcoming swing-influenced album, aptly called "Swing Both Ways." The new album is set for release on November 17 and the "Go Gentle" single had its first play on BBC Radio 2. Williams' new album will feature guest appearances from Lily Allen, Rufus Wainwright, Kelly Clarkson, and Michael Buble.
Williams, former star of Take That, has been prolific since his departure from the popular boy band. He's had a multitude of successful hits and released another album, "Take the Crown," last year.
Despite his success, Williams recently lamented the fact that BBC Radio 1 may no longer play his songs, as he has been deemed "irrelevant" by one of the station's most popular DJ's, Nick Grimshaw. Speaking in an interview on BBC Radio 4's Mastertapes program, Williams expressed his frustrations, saying that
I'm very ambitious. So when Radio 1 goes and is taken away from you, a huge bit of your arsenal goes. It's your main oxygen to get your stuff out there."
Williams also admitted during the interview that he's jealous of One Direction singer Harry Styles. Admitting that
He's talented, he's good-looking. He could have it away. And I'll be sat here saying, 'Damn him.'"
The full interview can be heard when Mastertapes returns to broadcast on November 11.