Robbie Williams' new album has been delayed due to coronavirus

Frequent collaborator Guy Chambers says travel restrictions have pushed back the release.

Robbie Williams' new album won't be released this year, according to frequent collaborator Guy Chambers.

The Rock DJ hitmaker was pencilled in to drop his 13th studio album at some point in 2020, but it seems that travel restrictions put in place thanks to the coronavirus global pandemic have pushed plans back. 

Speaking to The Sun's Bizzare column, songwriter Chambers revealed that Williams' base in LA makes the two together working unlikely in the near future.

"He does want to do another record, but obviously we can’t because of the situation," the hitmaker said. 

“He’s in Los Angeles and no one can fly to America. Our relationship doesn’t work in different countries, we have to be in the same room together to create."

More: View Robbie Williams' full Official Charts history here

Previously, the Go Gentle star has hinted that his new album had a "very disco feel to it," mirroring several disco-inspired releases from this year from acts such as Dua Lipa, Jessie Ware and former Kids duet partner Kylie Minogue

Together, Williams and Chambers are responsible for some of his biggest career hits, including Angels, Rock DJ and Feel. 

The former Take That member also has an impressive Official Charts tally that sets him in good stead for his 13th release - he ties with Ariana Grande for having seven of his singles debut at the top of the Official Singles Chart.

His most recent chart-topping single came with Candy (co-written with Gary Barlow) in 2012.

Williams also has the distinction of being tied with Elvis Presley as the solo act with the most Number 1s on the Official Albums Chart, totalling an impressive 13 (his tenure with Take That adds another four to that tally), most recently with last year's festive collection The Christmas Present.

Overall, Williams has spent a combined total of 196 weeks alone in the Official Albums Chart top 10, in a career that now spans 23 years. 

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