British pop star Robbie Williams is cautiously optimistic about his new album, “Reality Killed the Video Star.” The album is due to be released in November, and Williams says on his blog that he hopes it’s as good as he thinks it is. William’s previous album “Rudebox” was met with less than stellar sales, but this time around he has teamed up with his old band-mates from The Buggles. Williams also chose to work with producer Trevor Horn on this project, best known for his work with Cher and Paul McCartney.
The first single from the album, “Bodies,” will be released in October ahead of the November 9th release date for the album. Williams said that he didn’t think that “Bodies” would be a single at all until Trevor worked his magic on the song, and then it suddenly sprang to the forefront. Robbie himself, by reading his blog, seems very enthusiastic about the new relsease: “My Album’s a killer..Old Robbie, New Robbie, and a Robbie that neither of us have met yet.”
Williams began his career as a member of the boy band “Take That.” He forged on in a successful solo career, before rejoining the group for a tour in 1995. Despite the mixed reviews from “Rudebox,” Williams remains a popular musician, even selling over one million tickets for his 2006 tour in a single day. Williams is even nominated in a contest entitled MTV’s Greatest Superstar, against performers such as Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, and Girls Aloud.