What spurred Robbie Williams’ idea to cover ‘It’s Raining Men’ in collaboration with musical icon Trent Reznor?
In a recent interview, British pop star Robbie Williams expressed his desire to
collaborate with Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor for an unconventional
cover of the disco classic, ‘It’s Raining Men’. Williams, known for his brash genre-bending collaborations
maintains that this is a project he ‘absolutely must do’.
A Surprising Choice
The choice of Reznor, often pegged down as an industrial rock icon, for a pop-disco cover, raised a few eyebrows
among fans and critics alike. However, Williams asserts that Reznor’s ‘creative genius’ would bring a unique layer
to the song. A sentiment shared by Reznor, who seemed intrigued by the concept, during a statement he released
shortly after Williams’ interview.
This isn’t the first time Williams has crossed over to unfamiliar genres for his music. A pop singer best known
for his soft, melodic tones and catchy hooks, Williams has ventured into rock, electro-pop and even R&B in the
past. However, this proposed project with Reznor would be his first foray into industrial rock fusion.
Exciting Times Ahead
Williams sees it as an exciting venture and a platform to create something fresh and unexpected. Both artists
are yet to schedule a time to begin the project, but early discussions have already sparked anticipation and
curiosity among their fanbase. Will they pull off this unlikely pairing of pop and industrial rock? Only time
will tell, but it’s sure to be a fascinating journey to follow.