Natalie Imbruglia teases new album: "It's a beautiful thing!"

The singer-songwriter is gearing up to release her first album of original material in 12 years.

Natalie Imbruglia has revealed that she is close to completing work on her new album.

The singer-songwriter shared an update on her new album on social media, teasing that fans won't have to wait much longer before they hear the record.

Writing on Instagram, she said: "Sorry I haven’t posted in a while... I’ve been busy behind the scenes getting ready for new music to drop. Shooting a video, working on artwork... it’s a beautiful thing! #notlongnow".

Natalie announced she had signed a new record deal with BMG in 2019 and was writing songs for a new album - her first collection of original songs in 12 years, since 2009's Come To Life.

The singer tagged songwriter Rachel Furner in her post, whose credits include Little Mix, Craig David and Steps. Other producers linked to the record include MyRiot (Rae Morris, Birdy), Catherine Marks (Alanis Morissette, Wolf Alice), and Ash Howes (Kylie Minogue).

Natalie's new album follows to 2015's Male, which saw her cover tracks by male acts including Daft Punk, Damien Rice and The Cure. The collection peaked at Number 20 on the Official Albums Chart - her fifth Top 40 record.

It's now 24 years since Natalie made her big breakthrough with Torn, which has gone on to rack up 1.82 million chart sales in the UK. Talking to about the hit in 2015, she said: "I made a promise to myself I wasn’t going to ever get bitter about that song. I knew I’d be singing it forever so I’d have to stay friends with it forever. And I have!

"The song has only bought joy and happiness to my life, and allowed me to be very generous to my family. It changed my life, so it’s important that I always feel good about it." Read the full interview here.

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