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Natalie Imbruglia Comes Back
Welcome back! Aussie singer Natalie Imbruglia is enjoying a high profile at the moment as the face of a certain cosmetics commercial. She hopes to add to that exposure with the release this week of the single "Beauty on the Fire". It's the third cut from her album "White Lilies' Island". (. ) And comes four years after her global smash, "Torn".
I've been in such a dark place for a lot of the writing of the album, you know, just with the pressure and everything. There was a turning point after, I think, I wrote "That Day" with Pat Leonard, where I let go of something and that's when I started to, to get really, really excited, and really happy, and wrote some of the best songs on the record -last. I can't really write unless it's from a true place, so I had to kind of get happy, to write songs, you know, the injection of happiness of sunlight made an impression on the album.
The lesson that I've learnt from many songwriters out there, is, you know, you really should keep up your songwriting, you shouldn't take a year off, even if it's just a part of, even if just ... you're telling yourself it's just for fun, because it was really hard to get back. I really had to ask myself, what do I like, in uptempo pop-songs, coz every time I go to write a song like that, I cringe, like, I have this kind of, it's going too far, it's too cheesy, or happy, or it doesn't feel right. And I kept coming, coz I love melancholy, even in happy a song, you know.
注：uptempo (adj.) 快速
The fear was probably more than pleasing other people, was can I please myself? Can I write a follow-up about them that I view as a step-on or better than the first? You know, I had my own scaring from probably having a song that was successful that I didn't write. You know, so, there was a lot of things that I needed to prove to myself. It was hard to take everything in.
I was following this song around the world, collecting all these awards, and just trying to feel worthy of all this attention. So it was the best time of my life. I mean, you couldn't ask for more to make this crossover into music and then, you know, best new artist, MTV award, and all these awards, two Brit Awards, and it was just, it was so much...