Robbie Williams admits not being 'into' recent albums

Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams has announced three intimate gigs for September

Robbie Williams has said he "hasn't really been engaged" with his most recent album releases and has admitted "that came across".

The singer was speaking ahead of the release of his ninth studio record Take The Crown on 5 November.

He says he came "full circle" and began writing music again when he "found the right balance of medication".

"I didn't bother touring the last one, I wasn't into it that much," he said at this year's GQ Men Of The Year awards.

"I want to impress on people that I'm fully in with this one.

"I want to dominate the charts. I want to take on the world. I want to be a top pop star.

"I'm re-energised and it's called Take The Crown for that reason."

UK tour

Williams released his most recent album Reality Killed The Video Star in 2009.

He said he reconnected with his music after he "found the right balance of medication".

He said: "I found the right levels and I thought, 'This is it. Go and take on the pop charts.'"

His ninth studio album will be accompanied by a new single called Candy, which comes out on 29 October.

Robbie Williams also recently announced a string of intimate gigs in the run-up to the new album.

The former Take That star will play headline shows at Leeds Academy, Glasgow Barrowland and Southend Cliffs Pavilion this month.

His new album was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Jacknife Lee and features an orchestra on some tracks.

The 38-year-old has sold more than 60 million albums during his solo career.