Imogen Heap releasing new album of collaborations, shares “The Quiet” with Baths
Imogen Heap hasn't released a new album in five years, though she has been busy. She just recently wrapped up her first North American tour in nine years, which reunited her with her former Frou Fou partner Guy Sigsworth (and to celebrate, the duo released their first new song in 15+ years), and she did the music for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. Now, she's finally gearing up for a proper new Imogen Heap album. It'll be an album of collaborations, and it's due out in 2020, which will also be the 25th anniversary of her career.
The first song released from the project is "The Quiet," and there are three versions: the regular version, an instrumental version, and a re-imagining of the song by electronic pop musician Baths. A press release says that one of these versions will appear on her album (but doesn't say which one), and all of them are worth hearing. The regular version of the song is a great Imogen Heap song, one that should appeal to fans of her classic Speak for Yourself but sounds fresh and new too. And Baths does a cool re-imagining of the song too. Listen to all three versions below. The "song package" is out on Linda Perry and Kerry Brown’s label We Are Hear.
My fondest music making memories have come from collaborating yet I haven’t done nearly enough of it” shares Heap. “There’s a sense of daring to go somewhere new that’s easier to accomplish with the right accomplice. I want to get taken out of my comfort zone time and time again in the making of this album, to discover new edges of my creativity as a musician, recording artist and producer, that I hope will prep me for the next 25 years of making music.
To kick off the news of the album concept, I’m releasing ahead of the album my original version of a new song entitled “The Quiet” alongside a reimagined version of it I commissioned from the fabulous Baths and thirdly partnering with SKIO, launching a quest for the final version of the song that will ultimately end up on my new album.
I’m making the stems available and for any recordings that materialise offering 50% of recording royalties whether on or off the album. For clarity, 100% of the song composition royalties remain with me. I just ask that when people upload their recordings anywhere to please follow the title example “The Quiet reimagined by ... “. I can’t wait to listen to what comes through!
Imogen also has Europe/UK dates coming up this fall and those are listed below.
Imogen Heap also just released an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, where she performed that new Frou Frou song and two Speak For Yourself classics: "Speeding Cars" and "Hide and Seek." Watch below.
Imogen Heap -- 2019 Tour Dates (EU date format)
02/11/19 PASSIONSKIRCHE Berlin, Germany
04/11/19 DE MEERVAART Amsterdam, Netherlands
05/11/19 L'ALHAMBRA Paris, France
07/11/19 VICAR STREET Dublin, Republic of Ireland
10/11/19 SWG3 Glasgow, Scotland
11/11/19 THE SAGE Gateshead, England
12/11/19 BRIDGEWATER HALL Manchester, England
15/11/19 THE ROUNDHOUSE London, England