Robbie Williams has recorded an EDM album in lockdown: "I'm forming the Stoke House Mafia"

Expected to drop in Spring 2021.

Robbie Williams has revealed he's recorded an EDM album in lockdown. 

The British pop superstar is currently vying for Christmas Number 1 with the release of Can't Stop Christmas, but it seems he already has one eye on the future too.

Speaking to Zoe Ball on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show, the Angels hitmaker dropped the bomb that he's moving in a new direction for his 13th LP. 

"I've done a dance album," he said. "I think the youngsters call it electronic dance music - I'm now doing EDM."

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When pressed further, Robbie also said he'd written 50 songs for the new project, but as "maybe more than that now."

He's also going to form his own band to front the record - Stoke House Mafia, modeled on 2010s dance auteurs Swedish House Mafia

As for when fans can expect the new album - Robbie gave a release date of Spring 2021, which also tracks with frequent collaborator Guy Chambers' comments earlier this year that the coronavirus pandemic had delayed work on the record.

Robbie certainly has the track record with albums too - he has 13 Number 1s to his name on the Official Albums Chart, actually tied with Elvis Presley as the artist with the most chart-topping LPs on the chart.

His most recent album, 2019's The Christmas Present, debuted at the top spot and has seen a re-release this year with new material. 

View Robbie's Official Chart history in full here.

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