“Torn” is a song which was sung by Ednaswap. Ednaswap is an American rockband and this song is in their debut album “Ednaswap”. Torn was written by ScottCutler, Anne Preven and Phil Thornalley, and the lyrics were written by Preven. Manypeople covered this song, and Australian pop singer Natalie Imbruglia’s cover is themost famous one. Her cover went to number one on singles charts in many countries. In1997, she covered this song for her debut album “Left of the middle”. She recorded thiscover in Kilburn, London with lead guitar David Munday, bass and rhythm guitar PhilThoronally, drums Chuck Sado, drum programming Sam Hardaker and backgroundvocals Katrina Leskanich, and released it as a single then it became worldwide hit. Shereceived a Grammy nomination for the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
This song’s lyrics make me sad. In these lyrics, a woman seems to be tired of loving her boyfriend. I don’t know why she is torn, but we can feel how she is sad and miserable by lyrics, because these lyrics are all negative.
In this video, Natalie Imbruglia is singing in a house and a man who seems like her boyfriend comes to the house. At first, the two are getting along well each other and enjoy being together. But they stop kissing and there are many scenes where the distance between them is great. I think these imply that they are tired of being together. At the last part of this video, the house is broken down. The house is just a set, and the two are just performing in some play. I think the relationship of the couple sung in this song is just a performance, too. I got a big impression that she is singing this song without laughing. It helps me to understand her sadness.