Robbie Williams is back with the second single to be lifted from his recently released ARIA gold-selling album ‘Take The Crown’. And on ‘Different’ (as with previous single ‘Candy’), he’s once again teaming up with former Take That bandmate Gary Barlow on writing credits.
But whereas ‘Candy’ was a bright as a button, sunny, perfect radio pop, ‘Different’ is, well, different. Though it’s a long way short of Rob’s stadium-rocking ‘Angels’, it’s a mature look at a destructive relationship, be it with another person or perhaps substances.
“You took my youth, you took my health and if you’re not here I’ll fight myself,” Rob sings, “You’re supposed to make this better, better, better. No self control, no reason why and if I don’t change then we both die.”
Given ‘Candy’ wasn’t championed by radio locally, it’s hard to see this track gaining the traction needed, but we still rather like it ’cause it’s… ‘Different’.