Right then...I've begun the 3rd album (the follow-up to 'Speak For Yourself'). I'm going to write a more frequent blog as I did with the last one so you can keep an eye on me and make sure I'm not slacking! I wonder how it's gonna turn out? How exciting! You're very welcome to comment but please don't ask me questions on here or i'll never get any work done. You can email me with any questions you have and every month we'll pick 20 from the virtual 'hat' and post them. Send your questions to: igrill@imogenheap.com

Much much more to come! Love, fluv x i x Wheeeeee!!!

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Click here and here to see 360s of my cosy studio in London where I wrote and recorded the last album "Speak for Yourself" xxx

Monday, May 04, 2009


Final Maui Ivory Noodles

Last few hours in beautiful Maui. I wish I didn't have to go back. The thought of finishing this album is filling me with dread. I haven't done what I'd hoped to do while I was here. I do have another 12 hours before my flight though so maybe I still might plus the 20 hour flight back home!

This last song, "Between Sheets" is going to be the missing piece. I've got the essence of the song, musical direction and feel, melody and about half the lyrics. I really felt the album needed this one calm space. A little breather about half way through. It'll be nice to have something fresh on there for me as I've been living with some of these songs for 2 years. I think in hindsight, Maui was not the best place to come for 6 days. I've neither finished the song nor really gone out and explored either but spent the time being frustrated about not doing both very well. Another week would probably do it but I really really have to get this darned album finished or I am going to implode. Then, perhaps once it's done, artwork done, single artwork and b-side done, video for canvas and the first single done, the 18 minute live set for the TED Global conference in July...then.... and only then... can I go on a little much needed holiday!!!

So... at 8am Hawaii time today I'm going to play this (now slightly out of tune from the heat) piano for the last time here http://www.ustream.tv/imogenheap. In those minutes... I'm going to get my head free of all this worry about what I need to do. There's nothing like noodling about on the ivories for clearing the head. It's worked for me for years. It's as close as I get to meditation. So, please join me if you read this in time and send me some strength and good luck through the internet while I'm playing. I need all the help I can get! I'm going to be doing everything I can to make sure that when I land in London I'm positive, with this song ready to record and just go for it for the 20 days I have left to finish.

As usual... it is just my self imposed deadline. This time It's official though. The album is coming out 3rd week of August. It's going out in my press release this week. It's time to let this baby go!

Lots of love to you all. Thank you all so much for all your encouragement. I can't tell you how much it's kept me going.

Heap xxxxxxx

posted by James  # 6:28 PM
Comments:
Good luck, Immi! Waiting for the best thing to happen to music only makes it that much better...:)
 
You've probably already seen this, but if not hopefully it might help with the "Oh no I have an album to finish" blues... http://twurl.nl/e0u6v2
 
Alright! Now we can start marking the days off of our calendar!
 
you have done good immi! time management always is a issue, but you shouldn't put too much pressure on yourself. the album will be a success, i am sure :) have faith!!
 
Imogen Heap! You wonderful burst of color, magic, and day-dreamy harmonies! The dedication you've had for this album is truly inspiring and you deserve every success in the world.

In a music industry that can, at times, feel a little too systematic with its usual chart-toppers, come-and-go fashion statements and wanted controversies, you Immi, are a whisper of fresh, creative and original talent.

Please take a moment to hear your heartbeat sing and breathe in the power of music you harbour within yourself that takes hold of so many others.

Lots of love... Richard.
 
I haven't posted anything in awhile for many reasons, but rest assured:) I'm still excited about the new album and I still inform people of who you are, so that they can listen and discover the music of Imogen Heap. I could get on Twitter and make it easier to keep track of what you’re doing, but I have refused for now despite friends wanting me to. Maybe someday soon.

I wanted to tell you that I was fortunate to get a copy of the For Your Consideration CD for Can't Take It In. I really like the extended cut of this song. Not much more to say than that I guess. I do wonder if this is the way you prefer it, and if Disney just cut it down for the actual soundtrack. I really like how the extended version ends.

I hope the final touches to the new album go well. Have a good week.

Keith
 
Just wanted to express my gratitude now that "Speak for yourself" is available on Spotify. I simply love that album, thanks a lot! =) Good luck with your new album, looking forward to it.

-Fredrik
 
Just wondering if you can give us some breakfast cooking tips next YT Blog
 
Ahh sadly you will probably never read this. Yet its never been wrong to dream. =)

Maui is my home and it would do my heart wonders to meet you one day!

Your music twists it every which way.
 
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