The absolutely beautiful Natalie Imbruglia stars for the first video vault of 2011 with the fantastic “Want” which I thought was apt for a twisted New Year song. Happy new year to all! I hope you all get all that you want… but me too thanks
Some kind person has uploaded a radio rip of new single “Want” which is definitely more dance orientated than her usual rockier ways. I quite like it actually and its very catchy. Let’s hope it does well! Take a listen here! What’s everyone’s thoughts? Want is out on the 28th of September.
Her new album “Come to Life” is to be released on the 4th of October with the first single “Want” coming a week beforehand but Natalie has uploaded a video of another song from the album “Wild About It” onto her website. The song is the final track on the album apparently and is happy go lucky party karaoke fun. Watch it here.
Well was there really any doubt? OverClocked Remix absolutely smashed the charts with almost more views on OCR posts than the rest of the site put together! Only Imogen Heap’s track listing for her latest album Ellipse was able to pull in big numbers too. Interesting we had almost exactly the same number of visitors as June (14 difference) and it was our third most viewed month of the sites history. We did break one new record, our first day with more than 200 hits! August should be a great month too. Let’s enjoy the summer!
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Natalie Imbruglia has a new album coming out on September 28th. “Come to Life” is the fifth album from the Australian and the first single will be called “Want”.
Possibly the most mainstream English speaking artist I have really enjoyed over the past 10 years, Natalie Imbruglia, is back with a new album. Entitled “Come to Life” the album is due out in May. Apparently Coldplay’s Chris Martin gave her a song that they didn’t have time to record and now he regrets it as he states its one of his best he’s written. The song is called “Scars” and may be the first single.
I’ve always had a soft spot for Natalie – for once a soap star with real musical talent (although Neighbours has knocked a few). Here’s a unique performance of “Torn” complete with a mime?! Take a look for yourself.
Natalie’s second album “White Lillies Album” is generally considered her most non-commercial and for that is to date her least successful of the three albums she’s released. That’s a shame as it contains some of the finest pop rock gems I’ve heard in years.
“That Day”, the first single from the album is complete change for Natalie with a fast paced vocal which is more like speed-talking than singing. It’s got a power to it though that after a few listens will grab you. Not my choice as a single but a fantastic song nonetheless. Similarly my favourite song on the album was also a single. “Beauty on the Fire” fuses electronica, rock and anthemic choruses for a fantastic song that was largely ignored by the public and I for one cannot understand why.
“Satellite” is very much like its came from “Left of the Middle” with upbeat acoustic driven pop melodies before “Do You Love?” showcases the harder edged side of Natalie that’s more apparent on this album which is made more hard hitting when followed by the sublime “Wrong Impression” which was the big hit from this album. Easily matching any other of Imbruglia’s singles this song is a perfect example of pop rock.
“Goodbye” is a slower melting pop of electronica and stadium rock with soaring vocals for a big climax. “Everything Goes” is a more traditional rock song that’s the most generic song on the album.
“Hurricane” though is a favourite of mine. There’s something particularly unsettling and beautiful at the same time with its quiet guitars and dampened string arrangement. Juxtaposed with “Sunlight” which is another more electronic/rock hybrid which reminds me of the more experimental songs from her debut album.
The final trio contain the acoustic based “Talking in Tongues”, “Butterflies” which is a more upbeat poppier number and the closing rock ballad “Come September” which presses all the buttons for a dramatic closer.
All said and done Natalie treads the line between rock and pop perfectly and slides under the radar for the masses yet has a certain spark that makes her unique. “White Lillies Island” proves this by giving us a catchy album that has Natalie’s own unique genre mash up and some excellent pop songs.