Natalie Imbruglia - Glorious

Matt Clutton 27/08/2007

Rating: 3.5/5

In the 90's there were more stars of Australian day time television stalking the charts than you could shake a stick at. Over the years the one hit wonders, less diverse and unappealing waifs and strays have hit the reject bin and returned home to take up a strenuous career in sheep farming. One little lady who has bucked the trend is Natalie Imbruglia, returning with a summery feel to new track 'Glorious' which forms part of a soon to be released singles collection out next month.

Under the tutorage and creative wizardry of Ben Hillier who has worked with a myriad of top bands in the past including Blur, Imbruglia aims to shake her way free of the weighty melancholic and high emotive shroud that has cloaked her last two albums to reveal a happier side to her personality and a true reflection of where she is in life. A new band line up including Speedway front woman Jill Jackson on guitar, ex-James Blunt drummer Karl Brazil and in demand keyboardist Sean Barry add a new spark to an already flickering flame.

An upbeat acoustical opening is soon charged to the hilt by pounding snare drums and rasping guitars, flitting from charged electrics to sensual acoustics from verse to chorus. Imbruglia's vocal, called into question before now, seems faultless from beginning to end adding angelic vocals to an already faultless package which is sure to appeal.