PRE-ORDER NEW ALBUM ‘FIREBIRD,’ OUT SEPTEMBER 24 VIA BMG HERE
Today, Australian-British chanteuse Natalie Imbruglia has shared her new track “Maybe It’s Great,” giving fans a second taste of her forthcoming new album Firebird, available to pre-order now and set for release on September 24 via BMG. The new track is a summery, attitude-packed earworm, co-written with The Strokes’ guitarist Albert Hammond Jr and his longterm producer Gus Oberg at Byron Bay’s Rockinghorse Studios, and produced by Imbruglia and My Riot.
“Maybe It’s Great” follows on from Imbruglia’s instantly catchy comeback single “Build It Better,” released last month alongside the anticipated announcement of her new album Firebird and accompanied by an official video that brought a touch of La La Land to the inconspicuous Nell’s Cafe in Kent.
Discussing the new track, Imbruglia says “It was a dream come true to work with Albert Hammond Jr. We had such a great time recording in Byron Bay and this track gives me all the VHS 80s vibes. His energetic guitar was the cherry on top! He didn’t disappoint.”
New album Firebird was written in an array of international locations alongside Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes, Romeo Stodart of The Magic Numbers, KT Tunstall, Eg White (Adele, Dua Lipa, Sam Smith), Luke Fitton (Little Mix, Girls Aloud), Fiona Bevan (One Direction, Ed Sheeran), Rachel Furner (Little Mix, Jason Derulo, Craig David) and more, touching on themes of independence, vulnerability, the juxtaposition of strength and fragility, revealing Natalie’s newfound sense of confidence. In contrast, the album was almost entirely recorded in lockdown, produced remotely by Natalie and My Riot with additional production from Albert Hammond Jr, Gus Oberg (The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr) and Romeo Stodart (Magic Numbers).