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Natalie Imbruglia battled crippling writers block for five years after being dropped by record label Retro Pop

Natalie Imbruglia battled crippling writers block for five years after being dropped by record label Retro Pop  The Music Magazine Latest News Interviews Reviews Features & Exclusive Content Natalie Imbruglia was crippled with fear to work on new music after a five year bout of writers block. The singer is set to return to the charts later this year with Fire bird out September 24 her sixth album overall and first collection of original music in 12 years.

She released the covers album Male – consisting of songs popularised by male singers – in 2015 and speaking on Sophie EllisBextors Spinning Plates podcast Natalie opened up on taking control of her material. It lasted at least five years explained the Build it Better star. Songwriter and DJ Ronnie Heart came down to write with me when I was living in Notting Hill and I literally couldnt sing a note. And I kept going Should we go for a coffee I literally couldnt do it and thats a terrible feeling. So after that session I didnt try for a long time.

The singer who shot to fame in 1997 with her massive hit Torn pinpoints the cause of her struggles as being dropped by her record label around the time of her 2009 album Come to Life which only saw a limited release. I still dont know why she said of being axed. Maybe it was financial to do with the label… I have no idea. But youre just abandoned dropped at a point in your career where you just wouldnt imagine that would be the case. And I think it was a decent album theres great songs on there.

But I was convinced the universe was telling me I shouldnt be doing it. I really believed that. According to Natalie it was returning to the stage with her covers collection that allowed her to reconnect with the audience and revived her love of performing. Its such a great feeling that I just thought People want to hear what Ive got to say my fans really want me to do it if I can just get over it and find a way back she explained.

I was terrified to try and sing a melody. Crippled with fear. Its so bizarre she admitted. Im sure theres an added pressure if you fall into writers block if youre also a known person because you think theres an expectation. It sounds crazy but I actually had to listen to my own albums to remind myself that I actually wrote those songs and take that in. After signing with BMG and writing her new album featuring her latest release Maybe Its Great Natalie admitted her struggles made it even sweeter when Ive managed to write a song that Im proud of. Its just perspective believing in your head that you can do it and I was determined to because I love performing she mused.

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