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Natalie Imbruglia embraced being in ‘new mummy mode’ while recording album

‘I was still in my love bubble!’: Natalie Imbruglia, 46, reveals she embraced being in ‘new mummy mode’ as she juggled caring for her son Max, 2, with recording her new album


Natalie Imbruglia has revealed she embraced being in ‘new mummy mode’ as she embraced juggling motherhood with recording her new album Firebird. 

The singer, 46, started to record her album before the Covid pandemic began – just before the birth of her son Max Valentine, two.

‘I remember writing in London and Nashville, that was before the pandemic, and then I had the baby,’ she told Amazing Magazine, ‘we were talking about how we were going to record and I was obviously saying I wanted to be near to [Max] and I didn’t want to have too many days out.’

Best of both worlds: Natalie Imbruglia, 46, has revealed what it was like to record her new album Firebird and juggle new motherhood during the pandemic 

Throughout the process, she was able to enjoy it a bit more than she has in the past because it was much slower and fine-tuned. 

She also said it was nice to be around Max: ‘I was still in my love bubble, so it was nice to just be in new mummy mode and be able to say, ‘I’m gonna have a hug and I’ll be back.” 

The album, Firebird, is the first of hers which she has co-produced on and she has dished to the publication on how it all came together. 

Back at it: The singer started to record her album before the pandemic began - just before the birth of her son Max Valentine

Back at it: The singer started to record her album before the pandemic began – just before the birth of her son Max Valentine

Family: 'We were talking about how we were going to record and I was obviously saying I wanted to be near to [Max] and I didn¿t want to have too many days out'

Family: ‘We were talking about how we were going to record and I was obviously saying I wanted to be near to [Max] and I didn’t want to have too many days out’ 

It was after she had released her 2015 album Male, consisting of covers from all-male artists, that she was finally able to get back into writing. 

The Australian beauty told of how the songs helped her get back on her feet as a songwriter because she realised she loved singing her own stories.  

Co-collaborators on the new tracklist include The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Junior, The Magic Numbers’ Romeo Stodart, KT Tunstall and Eg White – who had a hand in creating Adeles’ 19 album.  

Natalie, who grew up in New South Wales, also shedded light on her childhood  saying that although she was a stage school kid and did dancing as a hobby, her mother wasn’t a ‘showbiz mum’ and did not encourage her to pursue her singing career.

Experience: She also said it was nice to be around Max: 'I was still in my love bubble, so it was nice to just be in new mummy mode and be able to say, "I¿m gonna have a hug and I¿ll be back'

Experience: She also said it was nice to be around Max: ‘I was still in my love bubble, so it was nice to just be in new mummy mode and be able to say, ‘I’m gonna have a hug and I’ll be back’ 

Release: The video for Build It Better on the album, which is directed by Amy Becker Burnett, sees her dancing in a petrol station and Natalie said that she wanted to relive her dancing childhood, and that she saw the clip as 'escapist fun'

Release: The video for Build It Better on the album, which is directed by Amy Becker Burnett, sees her dancing in a petrol station and Natalie said that she wanted to relive her dancing childhood, and that she saw the clip as ‘escapist fun’ 

The video for Build It Better, directed by Amy Becker Burnett, from the new album sees her dancing in a petrol station and Natalie said that she wanted to relive her dancing childhood, and that she saw the clip as ‘escapist fun.’ 

This was different to her Torn video back in 1997 when she said she wanted to hide her background as a dancer.  

Recording the new songs during lockdown was a different experience for Natalie as she said the producers and musicians had to do things remotely. 

She joked and said that when the pandemic hit the crew told her to order things online but she didn’t know how to put them together. 

Natalie said that the team would have a ‘jam session’ in the morning and by the end of the day they were able to livestream to listen everything they’d done. 

Natalie has said that she won’t rule out penning songs for other musicians now, and feels it is one of the next steps in her career.  

Available now at theamazingmagazine.com 

Hiding away: This was different to her Torn video back in 1997 (pictured) when she said she wanted to hide her background as a dancer

Hiding away: This was different to her Torn video back in 1997 (pictured) when she said she wanted to hide her background as a dancer 

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