Natalie Imbruglia admits she was 'successful, rich and terribly unhappy' after releasing Torn

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    Her debut single remains one of the best selling singles of all time, having sold more than 4 million physical copies.

    And Natalie Imbruglia has spoken about the intense pressure she felt to follow on from that immensely successful entry to the music industry, during an interview with Sunday Life.

    ‘I don’t think I could ever go through anything as difficult as writing a second album after that song,’ admitted the 46-year-old.

    Torn: Natalie Imbruglia, 46, has spoken about the intense pressure she felt to follow on from her immensely successful debut single, during an interview with Sunday Life

    Torn: Natalie Imbruglia, 46, has spoken about the intense pressure she felt to follow on from her immensely successful debut single, during an interview with Sunday Life

    After Torn landed her a record contract at 22 years old, Natalie said she ‘was successful, rich and terribly unhappy.’

    ‘I went very strange. I needed to hide myself away,’ the Neighbours alum said of her subsequent mental state. 

    Torn, a cover of an Ednaswap song, eventually became part of Imbruglia’s debut album, Left of the Middle.

    Struggles:'I don’t think I could ever go through anything as difficult as writing a second album after that song,' admitted the songstress

    Struggles: ‘I don’t think I could ever go through anything as difficult as writing a second album after that song,’ admitted the songstress

    Growing up fast: After Torn landed her a record contract at 22 years old, Natalie said she'was successful, rich and terribly unhappy.' Pictured here in 2019

    Growing up fast: After Torn landed her a record contract at 22 years old, Natalie said she ‘was successful, rich and terribly unhappy.’ Pictured here in 2019

    It has sold 7 million copies and is the highest selling debut album by a pop/rock/alternative female artist.

    Her second album, White Lillies Island, received a mixed critical reception and sold a comparatively disappointing one million copies worldwide.

    Imbruglia’s record label refused to release her third album after alleging that it wasn’t radio-friendly. 

    New! This post comes after the singer revealed she will be releasing a new album, Firebird, in September. Natalie also showed off her amazing youthful looks in a promotional clip for her single Build It Better

     New! This post comes after the singer revealed she will be releasing a new album, Firebird, in September. Natalie also showed off her amazing youthful looks in a promotional clip for her single Build It Better

    In the intervening years, Imbruglia has released three more albums, featured in several movies and served as a judge on The X Factor UK and The X Factor Australia. 

    Her last album, titled Male, featured Natalie covering hit songs from male artists. 

    Recently, the Sydney-born songstress revealed she will be releasing a new album, Firebird, in September.   

    Turning back time: Natalie flaunted her impossibly line-free complexion in the short promo

    Remember this? Natalie Imbruglia's has been a household name in Australia since she debuted on Neighbours in the early 1990s. Pictured in 1998

    Turning back time: Natalie flaunted her line-free complexion in the short promo. Pictured left in the music video and right, in the 1990s

    Natalie also showed off her amazing youthful looks in a promotional clip for her single Build It Better. 

    In a press statement, the Australian-born beauty said her latest song is about ‘surrendering to the chaos and seeing what’s on the other side of it is a good life lesson.’ 

    The song, which she wrote amid the Coronavirus lockdown in 2020, is an upbeat track which looks to empower fans to stay positive amid dire times. 

    Natalie, who become a mother to her son Max in 2019 after undergoing IVF via a sperm donor, revealed that much of her personal experiences have gone into the inspiration behind the lyrics.

    ‘Letting something fall apart, and being okay with that, is something that I have had to do in my life, numerous times, but especially moving into this record and becoming a mum,’ she continued. 

    Positive vibes only: Her single, Build It Better, which she wrote amid the Coronavirus lockdown in 2020, is an upbeat track which looks to empower fans to stay positive amid dire times. Pictured: Natalie Imbruglia in London March 2019

    Positive vibes only: Her single, Build It Better, which she wrote amid the Coronavirus lockdown in 2020, is an upbeat track which looks to empower fans to stay positive amid dire times. Pictured: Natalie Imbruglia in London March 2019

    Motherhood: Natalie, who become a mother to her son Max (pictured) in 2019 after undergoing IVF via a sperm donor, revealed that much of her personal experiences have gone into the inspiration behind the lyrics

    Motherhood: Natalie, who become a mother to her son Max (pictured) in 2019 after undergoing IVF via a sperm donor, revealed that much of her personal experiences have gone into the inspiration behind the lyrics

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