Mark Ronson has been speaking to Gigwise about Robbie Williamsâ€™ flop of a record â€˜Rudebox.â€™
The Stoke singerâ€™s debut on Parlophone has sold a miniscule amount of units compared to his previous efforts.
But Ronson, who produced three album tracks (â€˜Lovelightâ€™, â€˜King of the Bongoâ€™ and â€˜Good Doctorâ€™) is confident that his work at least stands up against Williamsâ€™ back catalogue.
Reflecting on the muted success, he told Gigwise: â€œThe funny thing is that it got amazing reviews in magazines that had never ever taken him seriously up â€˜til then that applauded him for taking a chance.
â€œI think people might have felt that maybe it didnâ€™tâ€™ feel like Robbieâ€™s true voice. I think the people who really loved Robbie wanted to hear what heâ€™s singing, but I donâ€™t know. Maybe heâ€™d been riding too high and people were ready to knock him down.â€
Ronson continued that his track â€˜Lovelightâ€™ has got a great response, including from a certain hip-hop star, He added: â€œLovelight, one of the records that I did, I know people who donâ€™t even know who Robbie Williams is, they hear that when it comes on in the club when I play it and theyâ€™re like â€˜what the hell is that, thatâ€™s amazingâ€™. I do think thatâ€™s a great song.
â€œMos Def actually came up to me at one of Amyâ€™s first gigs in Joeâ€™s Pub in New York. He came up to me and was like, â€œdid you do that Robbie Williams song Lovelight? Itâ€™s incredible I want to rap over thatâ€. Maybe not all the songs were terribly good, but Iâ€™m definitely into the stuff we did.â€