Protagonista Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams considered a number of different titles for his latest album including 'Il Protagonista', before settling on 'Reality Killed the Video Star'.
Robbie Williams wanted to call his new album 'Il Protagonista'.
The 'Bodies' singer - who releases 'Reality Killed the Video Star' yesterday (09.11.09) - said he had contemplated a number of different titles before settling on the final one.
He said: "I had the title, it was the chorus line to another song. But when it came to recording the album I lost that song and we needed a title for the record.
"I really liked 'Il Protagonista' but then somebody pointed out that was incredibly pretentious."
Joking about his song 'Let Me Entertain You', he then added: "Then I thought, 'Let me Underwhelm you' and a serious one was 'Me Singing'... But it seems everyone else does too!"
The title 'Reality Killed the Video Star' is a reference to the song 'Video Killed The Radio Star', which was written and performed by Trevor Horn, who produced Robbie's album.
The singer - who is making a comeback after three years out of the spotlight - said he is also finding it hard to re-establish himself as a pop performer in his own mind.
He added: "At the moment when I sing I feel it's like I'm new to it again."