Robbie William’s latest single Go Gentle is exactly that – a gentle, lullaby about the harsh realities of life. The cumulative message is for the young women of the world – “If you go dancing with young men down at the disco – just keep it simple – you don’t have to kiss them”.
Williams has sold over 70 million records worldwide, making him one of the all-time best-selling music artists. Originally apart of the UK boy band Take That, he has had plenty of success as a solo artist, his first seven albums reaching number one in the UK.
Go Gentle is from William’s upcoming album, Swings Both Ways, a follow-up to his 2001 swing album, Swing When You’re Winning. It is an original track that has a foreboding message and a simple, mild sound to it.
Co-written by Guy Chambers, who also wrote several of William’s other hits including Angels, Let Me Entertain You, and Rock DJ, the song has a classic feel about it – and is well fitting to the needs of William’s already huge fan base. Although, because the song has a charm from another time, I’m not sure how it will rank against the latest loud and proud pop smorgasbord.
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