Stumbled on Imogen Heap site

posted by Jeff | Thursday, December 1, 2005, 11:33 PM | comments: 0

Not exactly stumbled, but looked around it for the first time. There's a video on there for "Hide and Seek" (requires Windows Media Player) which I found interesting because, well, it's the most odd song on her recent album. It's all her processed vocal, and nothing else. The lyrics seem to describe the bitter dissolve of a relationship (at least that's what I get out of it), but you can really feel that sadness in the song. Even more intense is the song "The Moment I Said It," which sounds like a pretty straight forward plea to convince a disenchanted lover to not leave. Really great piano part in that song.

Those dark tracks aside, the album as a whole doesn't really sound dark, like "Goodnight and Go," where she just can't resist someone who is apparently totally wrong for her. The theme lyrically is one that seems to sum up as, "Fuck! The other people in my relationships don't get it!" Who can't relate to that! :) It's the amazing texture of the sounds though that mix her amazing vocals with a variety of real and electronic instruments. You think you've heard it before, but you can't pin it down to any one person.

Odd name aside, "Immi" rocks. The song I really dig is called "Daylight Robbery," but I have no idea what it's about. I think it's about partying, but given the tone of the rest of the album, it could be making fun of people that party too. Hell if I know. :) I just like the sound of it!

Speak For Yourself is a great album. Get it.


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