Natalie Imbruglia returns with a covers album
Natalia Imbruglia, the Australian songstress behind the 1997 hit “Torn,” has announced her comeback: a covers album of songs by her favorite Y-chromosomed artists called Male, out April 21.
The first single is Imbruglia’s take on “Instant Crush,” originally on Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. “On the original version, you can’t really hear what the song is about because of the effect that Julian’s voice has, which I love, by the way,” Imbruglia said in a release. “However, it is such a beautiful story that I want people to hear it and connect with the words. I’m really proud of the way it turned out.”
Male, which is produced by Billy Mann, will be the singer’s first album since 2009. Also on the record are covers of Cat Stevens, Damien Rice, Tom Petty, and Zac Brown Band songs. It’ll be a long wait until April 21, but in the meantime, we recommend listening to the original Daft Punk version of “Instant Crush” below, then playing “Torn” a few hundred times. Doctor’s orders.