Candy by Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams single “Candy” is an upbeat summer song written by Williams, Gary Barlow, and Terje Olsen. The song was released October 28th, 2012 off of the English songwriter’s 9th studio album, Take The Crown. It was directed by Garrett ‘Jacknife’ Lee, an Irish music producer and mixer. One person Williams had in mind when writing this song was his daughter and the thought of her going to an L.A. public school with, what he calls a breed of idiots.
Soon after releasing the song in October, a video was released September 10th, 2012. It was shot in the east end of London in Spitalfields, and directed by Joseph Kahn, an american music video, advertising, and feature film director.
The song is about a girl who is overly hung up on herself. She is very confident and seeks attention, which Robbie Williams, who plays a guardian angel hung up on her, is happy to give her. He tells his audience in this funky pop song to liberate their sons and daughters.
In the video, Robbie Williams follows this beautiful girl, Kaya Scodelario, around the city as he gets hit by cars, caught on fire, thrown through glass, and just beat up beyond belief. All the while the girl is taking pictures with her phone and sending them to others on the internet. She is completely oblivious to the fact that he is following her and trying to get her attention. This video is fun and playful and really tells the story behind the song.