A CLEVER title for his new album, or a clever way to admit that he is just a “straight man posing as a gay fellow”?
Teasing readers in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, the singer said: “There is a history of gay people pretending to be straight. I want to balance the sides. I’m a straight person pretending to be gay. I’ve had a lot of people to imitate. It’s easy when you’re British, we’re camp by nature anyway.”
Here at the Star Observer, we are not quite sure what you would call that, as coming out of the closet just isn’t quite the right term.
But for the record, Williams is defiantly straight, having successfully sued three British publications who claimed he was gay back in 2005. He is married to a woman and has a 14-month-old daughter.
However, speaking on breakfast radio with 2Day FM’s Kyle and Jackie O in Sydney, Williams spoke about wishing he had had a gay fling.
”You know what? I wish I did,” he said.
”Especially in the singleton days, I would have had a 100 per cent hit record, because you know, if I was getting no joy from the ladies, I could have gone up the Khyper Pass with the guys.”
The singer joked he couldn’t have followed up on his curiosity though, because he thinks even his own manhood is ”ugly”.
”I would have liked to have done that, but unfortunately I shy away from the meat and two veg. I know what mine looks like and it’s ugly,” he said.
Swings Both Ways is William’s second swing genre album, teaming up with the likes of Lily Allen, Kelly Clarkson, Olly Murs, Michael Buble and openly gay singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright.
Here’s the first release track from Swings Both Ways – Go Gentle: