Monday, July 13, 2009

First Train Home

I am a big Imogen Heap fan. The fact that she wrote music for the OC oddly does not bother me. I've eaten up everything she's ever put out, and now she's putting out new material, so I thought I should take a listen. The first time I heard the new single, "First Train Home" I was thoroughly unimpressed. I had already heard bits and pieces from her vBlog and I thought it kind of dragged. But then I listened again. And again. After about 20 listens, I thought I might have a problem. The odd thing is I'm still unsure about the song. I just can't stop listening to it. This is much cleaner and crisper than a lot of the music on Heap's Speak For Yourself, but it's still abound with layers and ethereal sounds. Now that I have the lyrics memorized as well, I'm impressed with her poetic writing, although I always have been in the past as well. I'm looking forward to hearing the rest of Ellipse immensely. Take a listen for yourself, don't just go on what I have to say!

Imogen Heap - First Train Home
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-Donovan

1 comment:

yes!lillie said...

I don't like the ending, but the song is pretty Imogeny and dramatic. I feel like the music video would involve lots of sharp cuts.