Natalie Imbruglia is to release an album of cover versions, Male, on July 28.
Male includes versions of songs by male artists including Daft Punk, The Cure, Death Cab For Cutie, Neil Young and Iron And Wine.
The Daft Punk cover is of Instant Crush, their collaboration with The Strokes singer Julian Casablancas from 2013’s Random Access Memories album. Imbruglia told Stereogum of her version: “You can’t really hear what the song is about on the original version because of the effects on Julian’s voice, which I love. However, it’s such a beautiful story that I want people to hear and connect with the words. I’m really proud of how it’s turned out.”
Male is Imbruglia’s first album since Come To Life, whose British release was scrapped in 2010, despite featuring two songs co-written with Chris Martin. Imbruglia has since focused on acting, making her theatre debut in 2014 in Alan Ayckbourn’s play Things We Do For Love at Bath Theatre Royal.
Male tracklisting (original artist in brackets):
Instant Crush (Daft Punk)
Cannonball (Damien Rice)
The Summer (Josh Pike)
I’ll Follow You Into The Dark (Death Cab For Cutie)
Goodbye In His Eyes (Zac Brown Band)
Friday I’m In Love (The Cure)
Naked As We Came (Iron And Wine)
Let My Love Open The Door (Pete Townshend)
Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Neil Young)
I Melt With You (Modern English)
The Waiting (Tom Petty)
The Wind (Cat Stevens)