Robbie Williams: 'Bodies'
Released on Monday, Oct 12 2009
Published Monday, Oct 5 2009, 20:22 BST
| By Alex Fletcher |
OK, so it's not quite up there with 'Angels', 'Millennium' and 'No Regrets', but the long-awaited (Has it really been three years since Rudebox
?) Robbie comeback single thankfully isn't a giant let-down. With an Ian Brown-esque funky strut, some monkish chanting and plenty of electro squelches, he hasn't completely ditched the not-so-successful experimentation of his last LP, but this time around he counterbalances it with a whopping great chorus that will have even Gary Barlow green with envy.
Packed full of his usual raised eyebrow cheekiness ("I got laid on a leyline", "All we've ever wanted is to look good naked") and with a barmy-but-bloody-massive bridge ("Bodies in the Bodhi tree, bodies making chemistry, bodies on my family..."), we're still not entirely sure what the Robster's actually
singing about. However, by the time he's launched into the choir-backed crescendo, on which he hollers like a hyperactive preacher ("Jesus didn't die for you!"), we're too sold to care. Welcome back Robbie - and don't leave it so long next time.> Click here to watch the 'Bodies' video