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Saturday 25 November 2017

Bodies was gibberish, admits Robbie

Robbie Williams admitted his last solo album was a 'compromise'
Robbie Williams admitted his last solo album was a 'compromise'

Robbie Williams has dismissed his last solo album as a "compromise" - and admitted his comeback single Bodies was "gibberish".

The star - who has now rejoined Take That - said he was more interested in secretly working with the group than he was in promoting his own 2009 release.

In an interview with Q magazine, to be published next week, he confessed his Reality Killed The Video Star album was something of a "panic" measure.

Robbie said the words to Bodies made little sense.

"A great track but the lyrics are f***ing gibberish. You look at them and go 'stop watching documentaries, you knob'," he said. "Who knows what I was going on about? I was f***ing stoned. The edge had gone."

He said Reality was a reaction to the drubbing his previous release Rudebox had been given.

"When suddenly you're not on top of the wave any more and the imperial phase is over, you panic," he said. "You're left to compromise, basically. The last album was schizophrenic - it was like, I'll put Morning Sun on it because I know (the fans) will like that kind of thing."

Robbie said he was disappointed to have to break off from working on his Take That comeback to head out to promote Reality Killed The Video Star.

"I was gutted about it. And unfortunately for EMI, disinterested," Robbie told Q, which is out on Tuesday.

Robbie is at number one in the album charts with his greatest hits package In And Out Of Consciousness. Take That's new album Progress, featuring Robbie, will be released on November 22.

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