90% of all the sounds in Xizi She Knows were recorded during the video shoot around the city of Hangzhou, China. The counting in the classroom by Helena dictated the tempo. 

The lady on the hill shouting at the city in Xizi She Knows, getting ready for the day was unplanned! She was there doing her morning ritual and so we recorded her. Imogen loved it so much she built the whole middle section around her! We don’t know her name though! #sparkfacts

(from Immi’s Facebook Page)

During the making of Minds Without Fear, Imogen slept a total of 7 hours in 3 days. So tired she couldn’t lip sync during the video as she’d mixed through the night to get it done in time for the shoot. 

Minds Without Fear is inspired by the poem, “Where The Mind Is Without Fear” by Rabindranath Tagore. #sparksfacts
(from Immi’s Facebook Page)

In Neglected Space, Imogen tracked her spoken word with some old bricks she found in a disused building near her house, so as to be the voice of an old crumbling wall.

Neglected Space is one of Imogen’s favourite lyrics she’s ever written with lines like ‘Glint in borrowed light’ and ‘dine with the biosphere’.

Imogen’s much loved Whirlie instruments are heard clearly at the end of Neglected Space. #sparkfacts

(from Immi’s Facebook Page)

Anonymous asked:

What does her song " the beast" mean?

To sum it up- it’s like The Moment I Said It but part 2 (story wise). It’s about a couple who are in the middle of a heated fight. Like a VERY heated fight/argument. When the video is released, it will further explain it all to you better than I can! It’ll do a better job. - B

For Propeller Seeds, Imogen spent nearly a whole day programming in the ‘jazz band’ in the 2nd verse and the ‘four on the floor mix’ behind the words ‘rickshaw, disco’.

Propeller Seeds took Imogen and Nick Ryan (her collaborator on this track) back to the Sheldonian in Oxford where she met her boyfriend at the time, to recreate the moment they met and immortalise it in song. #sparksfacts

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from Immi’s Facebook Page)

Go Immi go!! She’s in the TOP 10 on iTunes! Let’s get her higher up! 
Buy on iTunes!!
(photo cred. to Eduardo Fitch)

Go Immi go!! She’s in the TOP 10 on iTunes! Let’s get her higher up! 

Buy on iTunes!!

(photo cred. to Eduardo Fitch)

explodethesky:

Released on the 18th August, 2014 - this is the culmination of several years of arduous, but creative, inspirational thought and work by Imogen Heap. But it is also owed to thousands of others who have inspired Imogen on her 4 year journey through the diversity of life and living. She has travelled, explored and morphed her experiences into feelings, thoughts and words in creative flair.
I will be unavailable for the duration of this album, as I sink into the melody, the harmony, the tinker-tell and lyric. I plan to lay unhindered upon my bed by candlelight listening to this glorious album. And how excited I am.
I. Cannot. Wait.
(photo credit: Immi)

We feel the exact same way. Happy Sparks Day! Xx

explodethesky:

Released on the 18th August, 2014 - this is the culmination of several years of arduous, but creative, inspirational thought and work by Imogen Heap. But it is also owed to thousands of others who have inspired Imogen on her 4 year journey through the diversity of life and living. She has travelled, explored and morphed her experiences into feelings, thoughts and words in creative flair.

I will be unavailable for the duration of this album, as I sink into the melody, the harmony, the tinker-tell and lyric. I plan to lay unhindered upon my bed by candlelight listening to this glorious album. And how excited I am.

I. Cannot. Wait.

(photo credit: Immi)

We feel the exact same way. Happy Sparks Day! Xx

excessisthenewmoderation asked:

have you (or anybody else for that matter) possibly been able to use the playing cards to access the secret bits yet? i've been trying to use them every day since the 18th, and they haven't worked for me yet. any help would be appreciated. : )

Not yet! The new website hasn’t been made live yet, so the cards won’t be able to access the new site yet.  No word on when it’ll be live, so keep checking imogenheap.com! We’ll post about the new website when we become aware that it’s live. Until then it’s simply a waiting game. - J

The Beast (Official Lyrics)

Gently as we go, gently as we go

Steady as we go, steady as we go

I could sense it opening the front door as we

came in

You were burning a hole in my back

Can we turn this around from where I lost you in

the evening?

Before things get out of hand

One by one eyes go arctic, we’re becoming The

Beast

The sheer power in the heat of hate brings our army 

of two to its knees

Steel lungs are shouting the house down, go in for

the kill from a kiss

Battle stations on are navigation, have we driven

love to this?

Gently as we go, gently as we go

Steady as we go, steady as we go

All fired up you’re a hot mess, getting messier

Id do anything for sleep!

I can think of far better ways to waste your energy

If you can bear to still touch me

One by one skin hardens, were becoming The Beast

The sheer power in the heat of hate brings our army

of two to it’s knees

Steel lungs are screaming the house down, go in for 

the kill from a kiss

Battle stations on our navigation, have we driven

love to this?

Have we left, have we left the building?

Did we die a little death?

Is this the end of the road for us? No more bridges

for us to burn left

Do we finally find ourselves at the point of no

return?

One by one, we’re becoming The Beast

The sheer power in the heat of hate brings our army

to its knees

Steel lungs are shouting the house down, go in for 

the kill from a kiss

Battle stations on our navigation have we driven

love to this?

Gently as we go, gently as we go

Steady as we go, steady as we go

Run-Time (Official Lyrics)

Sparks might fly in no time

It’s a delayed reaction of the third kind

Woah! I’m so ready for this!

Shrink wrapped songs

I couldn’t face the music

'Cause dark matters bonded us way beyond

Our best buy days

You know we’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad

So no hard feelings

We’ve done all we could and all we can

I’m done pretending

let’s quit while we’re still friends

Making up stories, they grew to be tall

My fortress to forget, couldn’t take any more

You nearly watched me ruin everything

Everything!

Whats the number one rule of don’t dos?

Well you knew it all too well

You were supposed to be looking out for me!

Have you any idea how difficult it’s been?

You know we’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad

So no hard feelings

We’ve done all we could and all we can

Let’s save ourselves a sorry ending

You know we’ve had it good we’ve had it bad

But this is as far as we can stretch

Lets stop pretending 

Stop pretending

And quite while we’re still friends

Well I was so young

Misguided maybe

But still this hangs over my every pen to paper

And this al started wit ha song

Woah, let this be out last one.


Drop

GOOD GOOD!
BAD BAD!

We’ve had it good we’ve had it bad

This is as far as we can stretch

Stop pretending!

And quite while we’re still friends

I wish you well

I wish you well, I wish you well

I won’t tell if you won’t tell

I won’t hold it against you if you bow out gracefully

Go gracefully

Can we just not drag this out please?

Me The Machine (Official Lyrics)

A blip in the algorithm

A break in the clouds

Soft circuits jumping, soft circuits jumping,

The pin code to happiness

Access denied

I’m switching to manual, switching to manual

Woah, share a scent in a sweet summer breeze

A laugh or a squeeze

How can you teach me these things?

Me, the machine

Can dream

An acquaintance with benefits

I’m a work in progress

Downloading romance, downloading romance

Relationship asterisk

This footnote’s in plain text

Marking your words, I’m marking your words

STAGE ONE INITIALIZE ‘small wins of time’

To wine and dine with neurons that know how 

to love

Me, the machine

Can dream

I can’t do everything and I’ll get over it

I can’t do everything and I’ll get over it

I don’t wanna be everything but I just want to feel

a part of it!

Woah, share a scent in a sweet summer breeze

A laugh or a squeeze

How can you teach me these things?

Me, the machine

Can dream