Come to Life
To be the ex of a musician is to play with fire. It lends your romantic foibles to be exploited for all to hear and dissect. And so, Natalie Imbruglia presents a fascinating case with her fourth album, Come to Life. There are songs on the album that, knowing her gossip column life, are hard to not associate with certain individuals, mostly that of ex-husband and Silverchair front man Daniel Johns. There are lyrics on Come to Life that feel like a stab to the gut. How else can one take the line from ‘Want’ in which she sings, “I hope you get all that you want / ‘cause I didn’t,” or on the poignant ‘Scars’ with, “I climb the walls / you hit the bars / you got your brand new friends and I got a broken heart.” Ouch doesn’t begin to cut it.