Robbie Williams says his new album is his 'pension'

Robbie Williams says his new album is his 'pension'

Robbie Williams says his new swing album 'Swing Both Ways' is his "pension".

The 39-year-old singer has long hoped to emulate the success of his eight-times platinum 2001 swing album, 'Swing When You're Winning', and has waited until now to release a follow-up so he can have something to fall back on when his career ends.

He explained: "Making another swing album has always been on my mind -- it's my pension. I thought it was something I'd do later on in life. Then later on in life came around pretty quickly. It was something I had in my back pocket that really worked and I had a great time doing it."

The 'Candy' hitmaker's new album closely follows the release of his pop comeback record, 'Take the Crown', last year and Robbie - who also reunited with Take That for the group's 2010 album 'Progress' - says swing allows him to spice things up and keep his fans guessing.

He told The Sun newspaper: "It keeps me interested, too. People have known me for 20 years now.

But I could bore people if I just put album after album out. I couldn't release another pop album because I'd just done it - on my own and with Take That. So thankfully I have a little side project I've got going on that's swing."

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