Natalie Imbruglia was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday to perform ‘Wrong Impression’ off of her ‘White Lilies Island’ CD that dropped on Tuesday. Natalie discussed her name a bit, as well as living in the England after growing up in Sydney, Australia. Read on for a transcript.
Jay: That was great. Here, here’s a mic for you, right there. Hey, welcome
Nat: Thank you.
Jay: Did I say it right this time, Imbruglia?
Nat: You did, without the G. Excuse me while I put my microphone on.
Jay: That was a point of — somebody said, “there is a g,” I said “no.
There’s no g.” It is like Natalie Imbruglia. It’s Italian.
Nat: You should know that. Silent g.
Jay: There you are. Let me ask you about this title, “White Lilies Islands,” is that a real place?
Nat: That’s where I live, actually.
Jay: Where is that?
Nat: In Windsor. It’s not tropical or anything. It’s on the River Thames.
Jay: Okay. That’s pretty cool.
Nat: The White Lilies Islands, and a lot of the songs were written there.
Nat: Kind of cool.
Jay: You are Australian, but live in England now?
Jay: When you grew up in Australia, what part of Australia?
Nat: Just north of Sydney, on the central coast.
Jay: Isn’t that a big surfing area?
Nat: I tried it when i was about 14. I was terrible. Really, really
bad. The only reason all the girls did it w b because we wanted to the go in the surfing camp with the guys. We did our surf survival. I remember I got hit in the back of the head with the surf board, so I gave up.
Jay: I’m glad you didn’t get hit with the guitar and you didn’t give
that up. That was beautiful. Terrific CD. Just great.
Nat: Thank you.
Jay: Natalie Imbruglia, thank you very much