Imbruglia Sets Sail To 'White Lilies Island'
Natalie Imbruglia's sophomore album, "White Lilies Island," will be released Nov. 6 by RCA, a label representative confirms. The new set will be preceded next month by the single, "That Day," which waNatalie Imbruglia's sophomore album, "White Lilies Island," will be released Nov. 6 by RCA, a label representative confirms. The new set will be preceded next month by the single, "That Day," which was co-written with producer Patrick Leonard (Madonna, Jewel). "Island" will street a day earlier internationally.
"Island," the follow-up to the former Australian TV soap star's 1998 double-platinum debut "Left of the Middle," features input from several producers, including Leonard, Gary Clark (k.d. lang), and Ian Stanley (Tori Amos). Phil Thornalley, the one-time Cure bassist who produced and helped pen Imbruglia's smash single "Torn," was also involved in "White Lilies Island."
Cuts like "Goodbye," a ballad co-written with songwriter Matthew Wilder, and "Wrong Impression," co-penned by Clark, have been tipped as strong candidates to make the final album. Although the full tracklist has not been finalized, it is understood that Imbruglia contributed to the songwriting of all the material.
Marking a shift in style from Imbruglia's debut, which was heavily influenced by female singer/songwriters such as Shawn Colvin, the forthcoming set reportedly boasts a "tougher" sound said to be inspired by acts such as Coldplay, Travis, and Radiohead. The singer tipped this new, rock-based direction in 1999, when she recorded the Billy Corgan-penned "Identify" for the soundtrack to the art/horror flick "Stigmata."
"Left of the Middle" peaked at No. 10 on The Billboard 200 and has sold just shy of 2 million copies in the U.S. to date, according to SoundScan. "Torn" reached No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Top 40, Hot 100 Airplay, and Top 40 Mainstream charts.