The latest Williams offering is a study in not judging by first impressions. The title suggests a lively stadium rocker, the overall sound murmurs love song, whilst the lyrics tell of a bitter, cynical relationship break-up. It seems like Robbie's legendary sense of humour is alive and well.
Sexed Up has an engaging melody coupled with an uplifting chorus of, "Why don't we break up? There's nothing left to say." It doesn't take too much imagination to see this could become a school disco classic.
The acoustic guitars and piano are reminiscent of Angels but with lyrics such as "Screw you!" and "I hope you blow away," it seems unlikely to have the same mass market appeal. Having said that, given the number of men who bought their girls You're Gorgeous by Baby Bird thinking it was a love song, anything is possible.