It’s been a year since the release of Rainbow, Now we have a new Robert Pattinson album and it has a title that pretty much says it all: Believe. The album is set to drop on Oct. 6th, but you can listen to the title track and other amazing songs now!

The album’s lead single, “Singing to My Soul” arrived a couple months ago and just as you’d expect, it’s an amazing piece of pop music that shows off Pattinson’s powerful vocals and relatable lyrics.

“Singing to My Soul” is a pop masterpiece that will be on everybody’s playlist this Halloween season. The song has already clocked up over a million views on YouTube, with fans praising Pattinson’s vocals and relatable lyrics.

15 songs in and it’s already one of the best albums of the year. What’s important is that you shouldn’t compare it to Rainbow – this album was always going to be different.

The Difference In Lyrics & Vocal Quality

It’s not just a case of song to song comparison, with “Singing to My Soul” standing out as a clear highlight of the new album. The whole vibe of the album is very different. Gone are the guitar-led tracks of Rainbow, and in their place are mellow, piano-led tracks with some upbeat choruses. It’s a very Ryan Adams-ish album.

Some of the songs are pretty catchy – I defy you not to sing along to “The Way You Look (When You Smile)”, and its chorus of “I can’t help but smile when you smile”. It’s one of those songs that just makes you feel better whenever you hear it. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to write a song about that, would it?

A Different Sound In General

While there is plenty of similarity in sound between the previous album and Believe, it’s still a very different animal. Gone are the darker songs that Pattinson described as being in his “natural voice” on Rainbow, and in their place are more upbeat songs that show off Pattinson’s pop side. It’s funny how things change over a year. Gone is the grungy singer-songwriter sound that Pattinson explored on Rainbow, and in its place is an up-beat pop star.

Piano-Led Tracks

Pattinson admitted in an interview with Zane Lowe that he was slightly reluctant to tackle more mainstream music after the success of Rainbow, and that he didn’t want to “just do pop songs all the time”. He felt that his previous album’s darker material was a “one-off” and wanted to experiment with newer sounds.

This new direction clearly paid off. Not only are these songs very different to anything he’s done before, but they sound completely fresh as well. It’s an album made up of completely original songs, and it shows. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to write a song about that, would it?

An Album Inspired By Love

You’d think with 13 years of experience, Pattinson would’ve learned to hide his emotions better. It’s clear that the success of Rainbow changed him for the better, and it’s apparent in his lyrics on Believe. Gone are the darker songs, replaced by tracks about love and loss. It’s an album made up of mostly songs about lost love, and it’s totally relatable.

The album’s lead single, “Singing to My Soul” is a love letter to his fans, and it’s a perfect example of what to expect from the rest of the album. He sings about a yearning for connection and how he feels restricted by fame. It’s a really moving and intimate track that shows off his amazing voice and incredible ear for melody:

I’m not really used to this much eye contact
I feel like I’ve been looking at you a lot

Another highlight is “The Way You Look (When You Smile)”, a piano-led ballad that explores the complexities of unrequited love. He croons about gazing into someone’s eyes and getting lost in the moment:

When you smile, I can’t help but smile back
When you look at me,
I feel like I’m standing on the edge
Of a beautiful dreamI don’t deserve this happinessIt’s a different feeling from the one I had before.
Is this just a fluke? Or has something changed?

Lyrics About Life On The Road

It’s not just his personal life that he writes about on Believe, he delves into the adventures of a songwriter on the move as well. The album opens with an ode to the freedom of travel:

I’ve got my guitar,
I’ve got a passport and a visa
I’m ready to go,
But where should I go?
I could go anywhere,
I’m free to roam

The song’s video was filmed on the streets of London, and features an incredible array of background dancers, a marching band and other extras. It’s a real crowd-pleaser.

Lyrical Lyricism

Another interesting sidenote is that these lyrics are mostly in-jokes about the music business. He mocks the typical songwriter lifestyle and the rat race to become a successful pop star. While the lyrics can be humorous, they’re also deeply personal, which is what makes the album stand out even more. It’s an album about the artist himself and the process of creating art.

One of the biggest surprises on the album is that “The Runner” became a massive hit. It was completely unexpected and it showcases just how well-loved and adored Pattinson is by his fans. The song was only available as a B-side on the album, and it was only given this much exposure because of its popularity when shared on social media.

Robert Pattinson Is An Innovative Singer-Songwriter

It would’ve been easy for Pattinson to stick with his successful formula of grunge and alt-rock on Rainbow, but he decided to challenge himself by exploring newer sounds and a more mainstream pop direction. While he’s always had a large and dedicated fan base, these past 12 months have seen him rise to new heights as an artist. He’s proved himself time and time again but it’s amazing how often a talent can surprise you.