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November 02, 2013

Introducing... Swing Supreme

The fourth track on Swings Both Ways is a familiar Robbie favourite with a sumptuous and suave 1940s re-styling.

"It’s nice to have a bit of my history in here with me" says Robbie, "given a bit of a cleaning, some new clothes on it."

The original version of Supreme was released in 2000 and was the third single from Sing When You're Winning, reaching the Top 10 in charts across the globe. Interestingly, Swing Supreme is actually Robbie's third version of the song with him also recording an alternative French language version of Supréme at the turn of the millennium.

"I’m very fond of the original record - it was an out-and-out pop song and I’m proud and pleased to have it in my artillery - but now there’s a sophistication that it didn’t have before, and some gravitas."

Supreme was written by the Williams / Chambers dream team and now that the boys are back working together again on Swings Both Ways, Robbie feels the song has an added beauty and new-found comfort: "It feels more whole" he says. "It’s become a real love song. I think it’s found its home."