Natalie Imbruglia is making a comeback, 90s kids!
Last week, our ’90s fantasies were fulfilled when Shirley Manson’s legendary rock band, Garbage, unexpectedly dropped their latest tune, “The Chemicals.” The only thing that could possibly make the our inner ’90s child happier is an inflatable furniture comeback….or you know, a new song from NATALIE IMBRUGLIA.
Imbruglia, who is best known for her ’97 heartbreak anthem “Torn,” is finally back to making music after a six-year hiatus.
Since “Torn,” Imbruglia has released two studio albums and even stepped away from music to dabble in a little bit of acting. Now, the Australian songstress is back with a cover of Daft Punk and Julian Casablanca’s, “Instant Crush.” The song is one of many slated to appear on her forthcoming album, Male.
Much like Tori Amos’ 2001 concept album, Strange Little Girls, Imbruglia’s Male is comprised entirely of cover songs that were originally performed by males. Unlike Amos, though, Imbruglia said this happened incidentally. She told Mashable in an interview:
Aside from “Instant Crush,” Imbruglia cited some of her favorites on her forthcoming album, including “I’ll Follow You Into the Dark” (originally performed by Death Cab For Cutie) and “The Summer” (originally performed by Josh Pyke). Aside from Natalie’s obvious talent, we’re all psyched to see that her comeback album will be offering a female perspective to these beautiful tunes.
When asked whether her fans were disappointed that her comeback album wouldn’t feature any original songs, Imbruglia told Mashable, ” If you look on my Instagram feed, people are just so happy I’m singing again, and it’s very touching to know even though I’ve been away for a long time.” Indeed. You took the words right out of our mouths, Natalie!
Male is due on July 28. Until then, you can catch the Joe Stephenson directed video for “Instant Crush” below. We’re definitely feeling the Mad Men vibe.