Robbie Williams drops his new solo single later this month, before releasing his brand new studio album ‘Take the Crown.’

‘Candy’, Robbie’s first solo single in 2 years, was co-written by ex Take That band mate Gary Barlow, and will be released on October 29th.

Robbie said of the track: “It’s a summer song, about a girl who thinks she’s great. And she might be, but she’s a bit nefarious with her ways. Some songs take an age to write and some songs just fall out of your mouth completely formed, and you don’t have to think about it. I don’t know why that fell out of my mouth and out of my brain at that particular time – it just did”.

The ‘Candy’ single will feature remixes from Major Look, and Max Sanna and Steve Pitron, as well as an extended version of the original.

Robbie rejoined Take That for their 2010 album ‘Progress’, his first with the group since 1995, and has stated that he wants to work with the group again in the future, but it is unknown whether he will feature on their next album or not. Robbie was due to perform live with Take That at the London 2012 Olympic closing ceremony, but pulled out due to the date being close to that of the birth of his first daughter.

‘Take the Crown’, Robbie’s 9th studio album, is released on November 5th. ‘Take the Crown’ is the singer’s first full studio album since 2009’s ‘Reality Killed the Video Star’. Robbie released ‘In and Out of Consciousness’, his most expansive greatest hits compilation yet, in 2010. The only single release from this was ‘Shame’, a duet between Williams and Gary Barlow.

The standard edition of ‘Take the Crown’ features 11 tracks, while the deluxe edition has an additional two. The deluxe edition will also be available with a bonus DVD, featuring three behind the scenes videos.

Robbie recently sold out three headline dates at London’s O2 Arena in less than an hour. The shows will take place on 22, 23 and 24 November. Robbie’s last solo world tour was in 2006, and included a five night stint at the Milton Keynes Bowl. No details have yet been released about any future world tour.

Words: Stuart Robinson