My short bio: Hey Guys! I'm Natalie Imbruglia! My new album male is out today in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Japan, and Southeast Asia! My friends in the UK and Europe can get it on August 21st and I promise it will be everywhere else soon!

Watch the Official Video for My Single "Instant Crush": https://youtu.be/nkBxRHvdvXM

Buy Male on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/male/id977282806?app=itunes

Follow me online: http://www.facebook.com/natalieimbruglia http://www.twitter.com/natimbruglia http://www.instagram.com/natalie_imbruglia http://www.youtube.com/natalieimbrugliavevo

My Proof: https://twitter.com/natimbruglia/status/624612180118274050

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Roper9239174 karma

The other day on I was listening to the radio, and the DJ started mentioned albums coming out this week. He mentioned yours and then only said "she was one of those singers from the '90's where you could never tell if she was hot or not. Maybe she would have been if she wore different clothes and shaved her armpits".

How do you feel that you (or female musicians/singers in general) would be critiqued more for your looks than the quality/content of your music?

Thanks for doing this AMA!

Natalie_Imbruglia174 karma

HAHAHAHA loving the armpit comment, just for the record, I shave my armpits!! Gotta have a sense of humor in this business or you won't get far! When I was younger, I did get frustrated with journalists always focusing on how I look or what I'm wearing. But with age comes wisdom and now it's water off a ducks back. I focus on the music and my love of singing, and the rest doesn't bother me.

attracted2sin17 karma

Hey Natalie! In one of your youtube videos, you talked about having some writer's block and that you wrote material with Caroline Brook. Can we expect to see a new album of original songs any time soon?

Natalie_Imbruglia17 karma

How bizarre...I was just responding to her on Instagram! For sure I am writing some new material with Caroline and some other songwriters in London. The vibe we've got going on is really good and if I could split myself in 2, I'd be writing right now! But album promo first...I hope to have new material out later next year!

garsy9910 karma

intense serious question, who wins in a fight between Catwoman and the Joker and how? no weapons allowed

Natalie_Imbruglia24 karma

Obviously Catwoman! Killer looks, high heels, and long nails...enough said!

Clarenticu10 karma

how did u like filming johnny english? a friend of mine worked on the set and said u were awesome. lol they also said u accidentally kicked a stuntman in the balls

Natalie_Imbruglia34 karma

HAHAHA I do remember that!! I felt so bad!! I'm happy to say, he was fine...after a few minutes...hours...Such a great film, so happy I got to work with Rowan Atkinson. The whole experience was such fun and we finished shooting in Monaco, which was a treat.

Clarenticu6 karma

yeah my friend said u were one of the nicest stars they ever worked with. although i have to wonder how u accidentally hit him there...lol don't they wear cups or something?

Natalie_Imbruglia24 karma

I think he was wearing protection! I have a black belt in Karate HAHA ;)

northernlad__9 karma

What's the most embarrassing thing you've done that you're willing to admit to?

Natalie_Imbruglia87 karma

The most embarrassing thing I've done is forget the lyrics to my own song on stage and had to mumble through verse 2! Bonus points if anyone has footage...

vedder445 karma

what 5 things would you do (physically) if u could be a guy for a day?

Natalie_Imbruglia37 karma

HAHAHA I can think of a few things I WOULDN'T have to do...like shave my legs, put on makeup, or have to answer questions about what I'm wearing...

attracted2sin4 karma

Love the new album!

Tori Amos did a similar all-male cover album. When she discussed the process, she said that there were many songs that didn’t get released, either because she couldn’t figure out how to musically make it work for her, or because she couldn’t obtain the rights.

Are there any cover songs on Male that you considered or tried working on, that didn’t make the cut?

Natalie_Imbruglia6 karma

Honestly, Billy Mann, my producer did a great job of narrowing down the list before we started so there were only 2 or 3 that we tried that didn't work.

Verzingetorix4 karma

Hello Natalie! Thanks for the AMA, I had a curiosity a few day ago and now I get to ask you directly.

If you where to select male artists to cover some of your songs who would they be and what songs?

Natalie_Imbruglia11 karma

Toothgrinder covering "Smoke" HAHAHA ;)

DreamsAndLove2 karma

What is your favourite joke? ;)

Natalie_Imbruglia5 karma

I only remember jokes that aren't PC!

NicolNick2 karma

Hi Natalie. I don't think you may want to answer that because maybe you can't share this kind of things but.. Is that true that you changed your mind about Smoke's video and withdrawn it from tv? it's one of my favourite's bytheway!

Natalie_Imbruglia5 karma

Not at all! I don't know where that rumor started but it's not true!

larasofia2 karma

Hi Natalie! I wanted to say thank you, your music has inspired me in a very positive way, thanks to it I understood that there was a way to express all this things that I just couldn't express before, this way was music. White lilies island was the record that changed my life and I will always be thankful to you for that. That record help me to start composing music and I'm happy about that. I hope one day we could collaborate. Thanks for your music Nat, keep doing what you do, you are great at it! I'm actually working on my first album, what advice could I get from you?

Natalie_Imbruglia2 karma

Thank you for your kind words about White Lilies Island, it was a really important album for me as a songwriter. It was a good confidence builder. The most important thing is to be true to yourself and write from the heart, but you have to be disciplined. A very famous songwriter once told me, they would have to write 100 bad songs for a good one to come out. It's that kind of dedication that makes a great artist! Don't give up!

leighattwood1 karma

The music industry has changed so much in recent years, with the introduction of streaming and social media etc. Obviously as a listener, it's great. But I'm intrigued how it all feels for the artist. So much constant exposure, instant feedback from the public (good, bad and bonkers).....does it feel completely different for you this time around compared to how music was traditionally put out in the 90s/00s?

Natalie_Imbruglia2 karma

The industry is completely different now to when I started. What's fun about it for me now is I took a break, and came back when I felt ready. It's nice to be reminded how much I love singing. It's also exciting to learn about everything new that's going on with the music industry, I feel like I'm starting all over again with social media and streaming. It really is a different industry, but so much fun. Social media, for example, Instagram, has given me a way to connect with my fans and give them an insight into my life that I wasn't able to before.

Mybedcanfly1 karma

Hi Natalie! I've listened to your album Male and I love it!!! :) Are you planning to some shows in Paris? By the way you're a beautiful person :) <3

Natalie_Imbruglia4 karma

At the moment, my schedule is full with gigs, but I love Paris and I hope to get there next year!

GloriousGirl281 karma

Hello. Please answer some of my question. It's my biggest wish.

  • who was joke childhood hero and why?
  • what is your all time favourite song?
  • which tattoo means the most to you and why?
  • how would you describe yourself in one word?
  • what inspires you the most?
  • what is your favourite color?
  • will you have m&g tickets for your gigs? Thanks so much X

Natalie_Imbruglia2 karma

I didn't have a childhood hero, but Elvis was my first crush. I love all of my tattoos because they're so personal and each reminds me of a moment in my life. Traveling inspires me, I'm always meeting people and being put in new situations. My favorite color is blue! For the Simply Red tour dates I will find out about meet & greets, keep an eye on my website!

matt00091 karma

Hi Natalie! Just wanted to say hi and thank you for all the music- I've been a fan since the first record! I will also second and say that I would love to see you make it to the U.S. for some shows in the near future! I was actually in NYC yesterday and didn't know about your Today appearance until after the fact! Totally kicking myself. Are you doing any album signing events while you're in town?

Natalie_Imbruglia1 karma

Unfortunately no, this is a short promo trip, hope to be back soon!

TinnyTinaTinny951 karma

Thanks for everything Nat. You're the best idol I could wish for. I love your music since I was 5. No matter how my day started, good or bad your songs always makes me feel better. I'm so grateful. You're the best songwriter and singer! You're honestly the kindest celebrity ever. I'm so thankful for everything you gave me with your music. I will support you always and forever no matter what. <3

Btw.. Who would you most like to record a duet with? :)

Natalie_Imbruglia10 karma

Thank you so much for your kind words, I really appreciate the support of all my fans! It means a lot...There are so many artists I would love to collaborate with, 2 of them are Ed Sheeran, Elena Tonra (of Daughter).

TinnyTinaTinny950 karma

Thank you so much for your answer.

Is there any song by any artist you wish you've written? And who is the artist/singer you wish to work with?

I wish you all the best for new album and can't wait until 21 August ❤️ You are THE BEST! :) xx

Natalie_Imbruglia5 karma

I don't wish I wrote anyone else's material...I respect their work! I would love to write with Sia, Ed Sheeran, and Bono to name a few!

Natalie_Imbruglia0 karma

Thank you so much guys, this has been fun! I've had the best few days here in NYC. There has been so much love from my fans, it's making me feel really good about making more music and doing more gigs. Hope to see you soon!

northernlad__0 karma

Hi Natalie! Which song(s) that you've written are you most proud of. Also, which do you love performing the most?

Natalie_Imbruglia15 karma

I would say all of the songs on my 2nd album, White Lilies Island, because I had to come back after having such a hit with "Torn", it was quite challenging going into the studio after that. I'm really proud of my work on that album and I'm looking forward to writing new material once male is finished.

northernlad__0 karma

Do you remember the first album you ever bought as a kid? The first concert you attended?

Natalie_Imbruglia6 karma

The first album that I ever owned was given to me for my birthday by my father. It was vinyl and it was The Mamas and the Papas. As a very young child, I was very confused by this gift, clearly he bought it for himself and just gave it to me! But I'm grateful because it's a pretty cool first album to have. I still remember the first time I heard those vocal harmonies, such a great band! My first concert was the U2 - Rattle and Hum tour in Sydney! Still one of my most favorite bands to see live.

DreamsAndLove-1 karma

Is Male your last album? Is true you do not want to record another album? I am a huge fan. How can I get your autograph?

Natalie_Imbruglia0 karma

Male is definitely not my last album, I've already started songwriting and original materials album to release next year.

leighattwood-1 karma

Are there any plans to add any US dates to your tour for Male? There are some amazing, intimate venues in NYC that would suit your voice and your music perfectly. I recently saw the singer Rumer perform at The Highline Ballroom here in NYC - would be great to see you there too ;)

Natalie_Imbruglia5 karma

I'm dying to do some shows in the U.S. - my schedule is so full in Europe at the moment, but I hope to come back after that in the new year and do some shows here. I love playing intimate venues, it's my favorite!

TinnyTinaTinny95-1 karma

Do you mind if I get one of your lyrics tattooed on my neck? :)

Natalie_Imbruglia2 karma

I don't mind at all! Make sure you meditate on that for at least an hour before you commit! Out of curiosity, which lyric? HAHAHA

DreamsAndLove-3 karma

Hey. Will you release Male as cd format in Europe? And what do you love the most about your fans?

Natalie_Imbruglia-3 karma

Male will be out in Europe on August 21st! Maybe I'm biased, but I think I have the nicest fans out there. Patient and incredibly supportive! People are kind on my social media feed, which I really appreciate.

StuckOnTheMoon92-3 karma

Hi Natalie! You were wonderful in Rome, I was in first row and you've been so kind to smiling me back at rehearsal! ;) I follow ur music since Counting Down the Days and u helped me through tough times when I first began high school.. I used to listen to your b-sides and albums all day, really precious memories :) I'm so excited to know that you might be reading me! I'm just happy to let you know how your music was important to me!!! anyway one of question would be is there any song of yours that you would like to sing in front of an audience and never did?
PS. it was so fun when you looked at our camera and did a "stupid face" right before performing a song.. I don't know if you might remember that but anyway thank you so much!!

Natalie_Imbruglia0 karma

Thank you so much for your kind words! It's always nice to hear that my music has that kind of an impact on peoples lives, it makes me continue to want to make music. Funny you should ask about a song I haven't performed... Being as it's a blue moon today, someone in my glam team reminded me of my song "Stuck On The Moon" and we all started singing it in the car! I don't recall singing this song live...I would love to!

northernlad__-3 karma

You make very different types of music, but would you ever like to work with fellow Aussie Kylie Minogue? Do you have a favourite Kylie song?

Natalie_Imbruglia4 karma

Kylie is a great friend and an incredible artist. I truly love all of her music, but Step Back In Time has always been a favorite. And I love her new album, Kiss Me Once, especially "Into The Blue".

leighattwood-4 karma

Hi Natalie...welcome to my city NYC :) I've ordered Male - it's out for delivery RIGHT NOW, so very excited. I've loved your version of Instant Crush. Firstly, I want you to know just how much I love and still listen to your 'Counting Down The Days' album. 'On The Run' is my go-to song - just so beautiful and the lyrics are amazing - it captures the feeling perfectly. So thank you for giving me that song. Are there any plans for you to bring out your skincare range in the US? I would love to try it.

Natalie_Imbruglia-2 karma

Aww thank you for your kind words about Counting Down The Days, I'm really proud of that album! In the future, I plan to launch Iluka Skincare worldwide, but for now, we just want to focus on Australia as we're a new company. But the good news is, it's available worldwide online at http://www.ilukaskincare.com/

northernlad__-5 karma

Your new covers album entirely consists of male artists, but if you had covered females as well, which song/artist would you most like to do?

Natalie_Imbruglia0 karma

Good question...I'll preface this by saying I'm not sure I could do them justice...But...Bonnie Raitt, Tori Amos, Joni Mitchell, and Shawn Colvin to name a few!

TinnyTinaTinny95-5 karma

Hi Natalie. What is your favourite song from Male and why? :)

Btw.. Thanks for the best night ever. You were amazing in Slovenia. Can't wait to see you again in London. You're such a beautiful person - inside and out <3

Natalie_Imbruglia0 karma

They are all favorites for different reasons! But if I had to choose, I'm still really enjoying the single "Instant Crush". I think the version we recorded turned out great.