Natalie Umbruglia interview

Ten Years after the release of Torn, Natalie Imbruglia is back with a new single, Glorious.

How’s life changed since the success of Torn?

I’m more relaxed. I was scared back then, I didn’t want to be controlled. I felt I had to fight a lot of battles

Was that a reaction to the controlling regime of Neighbours?

It was fear. When I moved to the UK, I couldn’t get a work permit. I couldn’t afford a flight home. It was a harsh reality check.

You’re married now [to Silverchair singer Daniel Johns] but you had some high-profile relationships. Wasn’t Big Mistake about David Schwimmer?

No, where did you hear that? I would never discuss what songs are about but, since you’re asking, it definitely was not.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Making movies. Hopefully I’ll have a brood of children – well, two.

Daniel lives in Australia and you’re in London, how does that work out?

It’s hard. We have a deal that we won’t go longer than one month without seeing each other.

You’ve cut your hair short. Why?

People would always tell me they preferred it short, and I got bored and wanted something fresh.

Natalie’s new single, Glorious, is out now on Brightside Records.

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