Natalie Imbruglia Plans For A Mellow Y2K

If you're expecting Natalie Imbruglia to go out and tear the roof off the sucker when the year 2000 arrives, guess again.

The Aussie soap star-turned-hitmaker has been preparing to record the anticipated follow-up to her 1998 debut, "Left of the Middle," and is filling the gap with the ghostly "Identify," a song written just for her by the Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan (see [article id="1430269"]"Natalie Imbruglia Talks About Teaming With Billy Corgan"[/article]).

The song is featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming Patricia Arquette-Gabriel Byrne movie "Stigmata," and the disc, which also features the likes of David Bowie, Remy Zero, Massive Attack, Bjork, and a host of instrumental compositions by Corgan, is due to be released on August 24 (see [article id="1426390"]"Billy Corgan, Natalie Imbruglia, David Bowie Collaborate On 'Stigmata' Soundtrack"[/article]).

Despite the buzz being generated by the track, the singer isn't interested

in going out and making a splash with a return to the stage when the year 2000 arrives. In fact, she's not all that interested in going out, period, as she recently related to the MTV Radio Network.

[article id="1445839"]"I'm going to have a very mellow New Year's,"[/article] Imbruglia told the MTV Radio Network. [article id="1445839"]"Nope, no performances. I don't want to perform on New Year's. I want to be with my friends, having a very mellow time. I think it's going to be an anti-climax, so I just want to make sure that I'm having a really nice time with my friends. And something very mellow, not at some crazy New Year's party." [RealAudio][/article]

To find out more about the singer's current projects and future plans, check out the new MTV Online Feature, [article id="1426390"]"Natalie Imbruglia: Stigmata Inamorata."[/article]