Robbie Williams reveals 'Angels' hit is inspired by his connection with ghosts

Tom Beasley
Robbie Williams debuts Exclusive Residency "Live In Las Vegas" at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV on March 6, 2019. Credit: Erik Kabik Photography/ MediaPunch /IPX

It turns out Robbie Williams and that kid from The Sixth Sense have more in common than we ever thought.

The pop icon has revealed that the song Angels was inspired by actual angels and the "something unseen" he has connected with ever since talking to ghosts as a child.

Williams admitted in an interview with The Sun that he "freaked his father out" as a toddler by talking to dead people and continued to experience unusual phenomena as he got older, including UFO sightings and lucid dreams.

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The 45-year-old said that the song Angels was born out of his obsession with these forces and apparitions.

He said: "There hasn't been a moment of my life when I haven't been aware of the presence of something unseen.

"The very first song I wrote was Angels and it's about actual angels.

“People think it's about my mum or think it's about somebody I loved, but it's actually about angels."

Robbie Williams sings in the music video for his 1997 single 'Angels'. (Credit: YouTube/Chrysalis Records)

Though it only reached number four in the UK Singles Chart on its release in 1997, Angels has become one of Williams's most recognisable solo hits and a staple of a million karaoke sessions.

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Williams credits his spiritual experiences and connections with unseen phenomena as playing a part in his massive success.

He added: "I had lucid dreams. There's been UFOs, one close enough I could throw a tennis ball.

“I used to call them ghosts but I don't anymore as I don't know what they are.

"If it wasn't for my belief or semi belief or trying to understand what it is I see and feel every now and again I wouldn't be where I am."

Singer Robbie Williams, right, and actress Ayda Field pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the musical 'The Band', in London, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Williams discussed his connection with the paranormal while promoting a new documentary in which he appears, entitled Hunt for the Skinwalker, which explores a Navajo reservation in Utah that is a hotspot for unusual sightings.

The singer also said he saw a UFO in 2009 when writing his alien abduction song Arizona in Los Angeles, witnessing a golden globe object in the sky.

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Williams admitted that he's isolated in his connection to the paranormal, admitting that "there's nobody in my circle that has this strange obsession".

He's loving angels alone.