Imogen Heap is a rather strange choice for a music spotlight since it’s been a while since she’s released anything major and there doesn’t seem to be anything on the horizon (more on that later). BUT, I was just able to get one of my all-time favorite Imogen tracks in a non-DRM format, so I needed an excuse to share it with you all.
Imogen is no stranger to lending her songs – original or otherwise – to compilation albums and if you only own “i Megaphone” or “Speak For Yourself,” here are some gems that definitely should be part of your collection.
“Glittering Clouds (Locusts)” is a great high-energy track full of building momentum and Imogen’s signature sound. It was tucked away on a compilation/concept album in which each track is written about a different Biblical plague. (Random, I know). Imogen’s track is the clear stand-out on the album and it’s absolutely worth downloading.
Another great track you may have missed is the song she wrote for the first ‘Chronicles Of Narnia’ soundtrack. (Random, I know). Again: signature sound, very beautiful, and surprisingly good considering she wrote just for a movie.
Can’t Take It In (from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe)
“Not Now But Soon” was also written for a specific purpose: the Heroes TV soundtrack. Imogen also released it as a single and there was speculation that it would serve as the lead single for her frequently delayed new album, but that no longer appears to be the case: Direct Current Music reported on March 12 that the new album has a internal release date at RCA of July 14 with the lead single being the yet-unheard track “Canvas.”