Single Review: Robbie Williams ‘Go Gentle’ an ode to Teddy
Ladies and gentlemen this has got to be my favourite Robbie Williams song for ages!
I’m sure I am a sucker for this sort of thing but the fact that Robbie wrote this song just after his daughter was born is just so sweet. Through the song he offers his daughter advice about the sort of people she will meet in her life ‘welcome to the zoo’ he sings before offering advice on kissing, staying clear of idiots and urging her to talk to him if ‘somebody hurts you.’
It’s basically a love song to his child and it makes my little heart melt.
He isn’t placing pressure on Teddy but just simply sings ‘when you want me I’ll be there for you.’
The orchestral sounds also add another level of depth to the song as well as softer vocals from Robbie.
Great song-writing and a lovely lyric video too. I hope ALL the radio stations pick it up.
Out November 11.