Once upon a time Imogen has decided to produce a new track together with her fans.
She thought through everything well: people were sending their thoughts and ideas to her using their creative skills. One day she was making her way through the sounds sent, and the other day she was already watching video/photo seeds; one more day was spent to review lyrics ideas... She was live online daily and constantly, she was showing, telling, sharing, smiling to everyone who was ready to dedicate their time and skills to her. For the sake of her creative tasks, of course.
Without any doubt, I wasn't going to miss it!
One of those tasks was to create a solo for a part of the final track. Participants had to compose and record their solo over the section suggested by Imogen. Of course the final result was a lot more replete, but this base was enough to build on.
this is what imogenheap did for participants.
I was very nervous while shaping my parts. I think I never wasted this much time creating and balancing the bassline, frazzling my own nerves. There will be a LOT of participants! Imogen will choose something live and passionate for sure, but what I've got is just electronic instruments! what I'm going to do?! aaaaaah, help!!!
...at last I've persuaded myself that the best decision is to do something that will feel natural, without trying to conform to my guesses. And let chance decide.
that's what I've came up with for imogenheap.
This cut is the second edition. Here's the first one, without the vocal lines.
I took my liberty to change the original chord progression.
I've sampled my voice and have chopped and cropped it as well.
Imogen moved my version to the "preferences" playlist, so the other day I was waiting with the butterflies in my belly. And thus... and thus I didn't made it to the track called Imogen Heap - Lifeline, and the only thing I got now is the second she spelled my nickname and played my parts — and it was surely the moment when my heart fell down just for a second. Here's a tiny video clip of ms. Heap talk.
Everyone has a choice when to make himself an idol. And I think my chimera still exists.
It's just as well.