Robbie Williams | Robbie Williams now has a new appreciation for his own work
Robbie Williams has a new appreciation for his own work thanks to his 25th anniversary album.
The 48-year-old singer recorded some of his biggest hits for ‘XXV’ and he admitted looking at his old singles made him realize what he had achieved over the years.
He told BBC News: “I now understand why you mark birthdays, you can look back and say ‘Maybe I was closer to what I wanted to achieve than I originally thought. [at the time].”
And the ‘No Regrets’ hitmaker joked that enlisting an orchestra for the reworked songs gave him “gravity” and elevated the songs to something more than they were at the time.
He continued, “And then also you get these incredibly talented people playing their instruments and forming an orchestra and then the orchestra giving these angelic, divine frequencies and adding prominence to what might otherwise be pop records. throwaways – I’ve gravitas to these records now! I’m worthy!”
Robbie rose to fame as a teenager when he joined Take That and will always be ‘incredibly grateful’ that his career continued so long after leaving the boy band in 1995, as he is unsure how he would have coped as “has been”.
He said: “My big feeling, my best years professionally could have been when I was 16 to 21 when I was in Take That. I know how fragile I am as a human being and to be a has-been or a was-was, or whatever happened to me after Take That, I’m incredibly grateful that the ship continues to move forward.
“In short, I’m incredibly grateful the birthday did for me.”