Since Natalie Imbruglia’s much-hated “bikini days” as a teenage actress on ‘Neighbours’, she has had an aversion to exposing much flesh. “I think it’s sad that women feel pressure to strip off just to get on the cover of a magazine,” she tells the Telegraph. “I don’t want to be on the cover of a magazine if I have to take my clothes off. I don’t think it’s more sexy, either. When you see so many cleavages and women with their legs spread, it desensitises you and it just becomes quite vulgar. If I was more confident of myself in that way, maybe I’d flaunt it. But it’s not who I am.” Read more.
Terrina Hussein and Adly Syairi Ramly of the Malay Mail caught up with Natalie Imbruglia for a Q&A and asked the singer how she views her breakout smash ‘Torn’ today, seven years since its release and a track some consider an albatross which she hasn’t been able to top. “I was lucky to be given that song and to be able to make a connection with people all over the world. How fantastic! I mean, who would’ve thought or dreamed of something that amazing,” Imbruglia asked. “So, I think I’ve got quite a healthy attitude about it. Some people get really bitter and don’t want to sing the song that launched their career. I can understand that, if they really don’t like the song anymore. For me, I still like the song. Maybe because I didn’t write it, I can still have that appreciation for it, and yeah, it’ll still be in the set list if I go on tour.”
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Natalie Imbruglia and Estelle performed at City Hall on July 5th ahead of the Live 8 Edinburgh concert in aid of MAKEpovertyHISTORY in Edinburgh, Scotland. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Yahoo’s pay-per-search engine Overture.com is out with the top Natalie Imbruglia searches for the month of April. The singer received 69,373 searches, with ‘Shiver’ being the most searched for song and “Nathalie Imbruglia” the most searched misspelling with 867 searches, followed by “Natalie Umbruglia” with 864 searches. Natalie’s seaches trounced her Silverchair hubby Daniel Johns for the month, with the Aussie rocker getting only 2,361 queries.
Natalie Imbruglia paid a visit to Jo Whiley’s Live Lounge at Radio 1’s Maida Vale studios in London on Wednesday (April 6) to perform ‘Shiver’ and a cover of Blur’s ‘Out Of Time’.
Natalie Imbruglia visited the Kyle and Jackie O. show in Australia recently, where they talked about her being back in the country, making her marriage to Silverchair / Dissassociatives frontman Daniel Johns work, turning 30 years old, living in London, the coverage in England of Delta Goodrem’s romance with former Westlife star Brian McFadden, her new album, and more. The 5-minute interview has since been removed from Auspipe.com.
‘Top Of The Pops’ caught up with Natalie Imbruglia for a Q&A and asked the singer she’d describe the sound of her new single and album. “I think it’s a lot more uplifting and positive than my second album, because I was in a bit of a black hole during that time,” she responded. “I’ve got a lot more potential singles on this record, and it’s just more of a feelgood album. There’s still a few sad moments, but overall, it’s just probably a bit more straightforward pop.”
‘Scotland Today’ correspondent Billy Sloan spoke to singer Natalie Imbruglia about the release of her new album and the first single ‘Shiver’. Asked what the inspiration was on the new single, Imbruglia responded, “It came along at the last minute. Eggwhites, who I’d written ‘Slow Down’ on the record with, got together with Shep Solomon. Huge Goldsmith got them to write a song specifically for me, and that’s always a weird thing when the record company does that and they played it to me towards the end and me being me was like a bit defensive about it. And I heard the song and I was like, ‘I actually really like this song’. Really it’s their baby, and I’m very happy for it to be the first song on the record.”
Sky News caught up with Natalie Imbruglia for a Q&A and asked the singer if she writes any music herself. “It’s hard to explain – I consider myself a director,” the L’Oreal beauty responded. “You’re in the room for the ‘birth’ of the song. It’s constantly about your taste, what you’re drawn to. You decide if something is too cheesy and you’re doing the melodies. I don’t play an instrument so I’m not a musician, but I’m very hands-on.” The chat transcript at sky.com has since been removed.
Natalie Imbruglia visited Radio Clyde to promote her new single, ‘Shiver’, the first release from new album ‘Counting Down the Days’. Imbruglia says hubby Daniel Johns of Silverchair produced the record and inspired many of the lyrics. But Natalie ruled out a full-on collaboration with her partner. “My husband produced on the record and wrote on one of the songs,” she said. “But recording a song together isn’t something we’d do. He’s got his own things going on.”