The first two songs from The Christmas Present are available now
We're delighted to present the first official video from 'The Christmas Present': 'Merry Xmas Everybody'. This cover of Slade's Christmas classic features the wonderful Jamie Cullum on vocals and piano. "Me and Jamie were both excited to be singing with each other - I'm a big fan of his".
Robbie says of the song: "Merry Xmas Everybody is just intoxicating, it's a time machine to the pub where we're all on a level."
Also out today to stream and download is a brand new Christmas song 'Let's Not Go Shopping'. "It's a song about the materialism of Christmas and it not being a pleasurable experience - shopping's not my favourite thing". Robbie sings: "Let's not go shopping, just hang your stocking, and leave that shopping To Santa Claus". Head to streaming and download services to check out the song.
Both songs are taken from Disc 1: 'Christmas Past'. Keep your eyes peeled every week from now to get the first listen to new music from the album.
Disc 1: 'Christmas Past' includes the wintry classics 'Winter Wonderland' (with backing vocals from the LMA choir), 'Santa Baby' featuring German singer Helene Fischer, 'Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!', a cover of 'The Christmas Song' (made famous by the Nat King Cole Trio), Slade's 'Merry Xmas Everybody' featuring Jamie Cullum, and 'It's A Wonderful Life', a duet with Robbie's father Peter Conway.
Disc 2: 'Christmas Future', meanwhile, includes the original tracks 'Time For Change', 'Home', 'Fairytales' featuring Rod Stewart and 'Bad Sharon' with boxing champ Tyson Fury, plus the covers 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' featuring Canadian singer/songwriter Bryan Adams and 'I Believe In Father Christmas'.
The deluxe CD version of the album features another four bonus tracks including the duet 'It Takes Two' with Rod Stewart.
Robbie says: 'I'm beyond excited to announce my first ever Christmas album. I've done a lot in my career and releasing this record is another dream come true. Making this album has been so much fun and I can't wait for you all to hear it.‚Äù
'The Christmas Present' is Robbie's 13th studio album and another huge milestone in the glittering career of one of Britain's most-loved artists. Written and recorded in a variety of locations including London, Stoke-on-Trent, Los Angeles and Vancouver, the album sees Robbie working once more with long-time collaborator Guy Chambers, who produced the majority of the record with Richard Flack.