In anticipation of his upcoming compilation Under the Radar Vol 3, Robbie Williams has shared the album’s rollicking lead single, “I Just Want People to Like Me.”
Despite its upbeat and feel-good nature, the song is a dramatic plea from the former Take Back star, calling out to the masses to do as the song says. Because, why not? He’s rich (“I’m so loaded, I guess I could stop”), he owns plenty of luxury automobiles (“I am in my private jet, I am in a limousine”), and he’s sobered up (“I got my test back baby, and I’m super clean”).
Yet, Williams admits not everyone will be in his favor: “I’m psychedelic, unstable / They wanna role model but I just puked a rainbow / It gets so lonely I tried to end it all.”
In an interview with The Sun earlier this year, the singer revealed that he’s been battling depression for a long time. “I’ve got a disease that wants to kill me and it’s in my head, so I have to guard against that,” Williams said. “Sometimes it overwhelms me and sometimes it’s a tool I need to get on stage. Sometimes I live in bliss and it’s wonderful.”
Under the Radar Vol 3 is due out February 14 and will include tracks like “The Impossible,” “Dirty Rotten” and “Reality Killed the Video Star.” Pre-order your copy here.
Listen to “I Just Want People to Like Me” below: