Robbie Williams will release a new album of sorts on December 1 — as in THIS MONDAY — and it's called 'Under the Radar: Volume 1'.

According to a video he popped online to announce it all, the songs were all recorded for other albums but for reasons we assume are to do with more than just them not being good enough, never made the cut.

Here's a quote from the man himself that makes things sort of clearer:

"I'll let you into a secret, Guy Chambers isn't happy with me putting these songs on this album. He thinks I'm a lunatic for not putting them on an album that we've promoted with TV per­form­ances and at radio stations and a big tour."

"But I'm an impetuous bugger, and I want them out now, now, now!"

Here's the video announce­ment thing anyway: