Lifeline

Imogen Heap doesn’t stop to amaze and inspire me. If you missed the ‘Heapsong1’ project, you can find all the information, vBlogs and other stuff at the project’s official page.To brief you: Immi started working on her 4th solo album, but obviously she goes far beyond normal music-making process! She will create and release a song every three months and she will try various creative and inspiring ways to do it. For ‘Heapsong1’ – which turned into ‘Lifeline’ eventually – she asked us to send her sounds from which she created the song. She also asked for lyrics, pictures and videos to inspire and complete the process. Imogen kept us updated through daily always-longer-than-planned (which was cery charming!) vBlogs and again she let us be a part of her song.

Why am I doing this? Well, there’s so much going on in my life with touring, talks and tech that this was both a necessity coupled with my passion for collaborative, spontaneous and creative projects. I also love the idea of turning the tables in that the seeds of the song begins with you, making a full circle when you experience it as a finished piece. – Imogen Heap

You can (and should!) buy the song at Immi’s official website. You can buy either single track for £0,79, or a fantastic ‘digital bundle’ that costs £2,49 and includes:
– ‘Lifeline’
– ‘Lifeline’ (instrumental version)
– ‘Lifeline’ (instrumental version with sounds – or ‘seeds’ as Immi calls them – from the people)
– 18 minutes long track on which Imogen shows every sound and explains every song – this is inspirational!
– music video
– digital booklet
So as you can see it is an amazing package and costs hardly anything! As Immi said, for same price you can buy a cup of tea at a cafe… and it will be gone from you in the end of the day, whereas the song stays with you for the whole life. Quite a point!

Anyway, this unprecedented project was a big deal for me as I am fascinated in the way that Immi or Tim Exile (who remixed ‘Lifeline’ live at its release party) use new media for creative collaboration… And since we talk about it – watch this space, I have quite a surprise!

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