Imogen Heap

Imogen Heap - Speak For YourselfListening to Zane Lowe on Radio 1 this evening, I heard a song that completely blew me away: “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap from her album Speak For Yourself. It’s a far out, haunting, electronic a cappella that I don’t completely understand, but can’t get out of my head. There isn’t even a melody to it–it’s just there, and it’s awesome.

If you’ve got RealPlayer (hack, spit) installed, you can listen to Zane’s show from this evening (26 July) on the BBC web site for the next week. The “Hide And Seek” is on about 40 minutes in.

4 comments

  1. I’m sure I had a CD of Imogen’s when I was younger. I think I got it off some MP3 site about ’99. Any ideas?

  2. Her debut album “I Megaphone” is from 1998, so that could be it. She then went on to be part of the group Frou Frou, and this is now her second album.

  3. Just checked it out….its a grower…1st listen i was like “What the hell is this”…few more listen and I am digging it!

    Vernon Kay plaed it a few nights ago on Radio 1 played it and hated it…thought it was like some sort music student’s experimenting. 🙂

  4. The more I listen to it, the more I love it. I haven’t been so thoroughly entranced by a single song since I heard Sarah McLachlan’s pure piano version of “Possession” on an episode of Due South many years ago….

    Stil haven’t been able to lay hands on the album yet, though. I’ve got the single from iTunes, but I’d prefer to have the physical album.

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