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Imogen Heap is a famous alternative singer from Essex, England. She began writing music as a teenager, having [[ChildProdigy learned to play and taught herself to play many instruments as a teenager.]] She got her start in recording music as a guest vocalist for the band Acacia. After Acacia ended, she released her first solo album, ''i Megaphone''. However, despite its popularity, record problems and budget issues resulted in her being dropped from her record label. She began collaborating with Guy Sigsworth, Acacia's programmer and keyboard player. Forming the duo FrouFrou, they released a single album, ''Details'', in 2002. After getting dropped from their label, Imogen created her second solo album, ''Speak For Yourself'' in 2005, and followed it with ''Ellipse'' in 2009. Since then, she's been working on her fourth album.

A large part of her popularity comes from the presence of "Let Go", FrouFrou's SignatureSong, in the movie ''Garden State'', and the use of "Hide and Seek"- first in the season 2 finale of ''TheOC'', then in the 'Dear Sister' skit on SaturdayNightLive, and finally in Jason Derulo's song 'Whatcha Say'. Unfortunately, the latter has led to many people only knowing her for "Hide and Seek". Given her worldwide popularity, this is sure to change.
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!!Solo discography
* ''iMegaphone'' (1998)
* ''Speak for Yourself'' (2005)
* ''Ellipse'' (2009)
* ''Sparks'' (2014)

!! Imogen Heap provides examples of the following tropes:
* AbusiveParents: "Little Bird" (probably).
* AntiLoveSong: "I Am In Love With You", "The Walk", possibly "Loose Ends"
* AudienceParticipationSong: "Hide and Seek" and "Just For Now".
* AutoTune: She uses a vocoder on "Hide and Seek" in order to sing multi-part harmony with herself.
* BestServedCold: "Getting Scared", which is about someone who was bullied for years as a child and gets revenge on their tormenter.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: "Just For Now"
* {{Blackmail}}: "A-Ha!"
* BodyDouble: "Bad Body Double", [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin obviously]].
* BreakupSong: "Loose Ends" is about the slow, quiet dissolution of a relationship.
* CarefulWithThatAxe: "Leave Me to Love". It sounds like a demon got inside the recording studio.
* CloudCuckooLander
* CreatorBacklash[=/=]ToughActToFollow: While she's certainly still fond of it, she believes that what made "Hide and Seek", arguably her most famous song, special is impossible to recreate and therefore she's not ever going to try to do so.
* DownerEnding: ''Speak For Yourself'', a quite peppy, quirky album, ends with the slow, dramatic and somewhat scary "The Moment I Said It".
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Every fan she gained thanks to the one-two punch of Frou Frou's "Let Go" and her own "Hide and Seek" were shocked that her first album, released in 1998, was standard alternative rock fare with a full, growling voice fully evocative of that period.
* EvilTwin: "Bad Body Double"
* FreakOut: Apparently, "First Train Home" was inspired by a minor one.
* GaiasLament/[[GaiasRevenge Revenge]]: "Earth", where the earth itself is an annoyed mother chastising humanity, her children.
* {{Hypocrite}}: "Aha!"'s first two verses- one is about a man who, while saying he couldn't eat wheat, or meat, or dairy (because of his own choices, not because of allergies), later ate a chocolate biscuit containing wheat and dairy, knowing its contents. Imogen wasn't amused (especially since she'd just taken a huge amount of care to make him a dinner he could eat). The second verse is about one of her neighbours, who, despite being an environmental activist, wanted to cut down a tree so he could see his car. Imogen really wasn't amused. [[BreadEggsMilkSquick The third verse is about a murderer.]]
* {{Instrumentals}}: The deluxe version of ''Ellipse'' featured a second disc containing the entire album in this form. Since "The Fire" was already an instrumental, Heap removed the piano solo [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin leaving just the crackling fire]].
* LastNoteNightmare: Both the beginning ''and'' ending to "Leave Me To Love".
* LyricalDissonance: "Goodnight and Go" (a silly, happy song about being infatuated with someone to the point that you're stalking them), "Getting Scared" (a slow but upbeat song about a girl getting revenge on her childhood tormenter), and "Shine" (which is thought to be about someone who is going to commit suicide but finally decides not to, and to keep going with their life), among others.
** "Loose Ends", "Angry Angel", "I Am In Love With You", "Clear The Area", "Little Bird", "Bad Body Double", "Wait It Out"...
* LyricalTic: She was rather fond of "da da oom" early on, which showed up in "Not You Again" and in the [=iMegaphone=] songs "Candlelight" and "Angry Angel", among others.
* NewSoundAlbum: And how. ''iMegaphone'' is a fairly straightforward alt-rock album, evocative of early PJ Harvey. ''Speak for Yourself'' and everything she's produced since is much more electronic and ethereal. She even sings in a very different voice.
* ObsessionSong: "Goodnight and Go" is a very sweet song...but there's one part in particular...
--> [[StalkerWithACrush Follow you home]]
--> You've got your headphones on and you're dancing
--> Got lucky, beautiful shot
--> You're taking everything off
--> Watch the curtains, wide open
--> And you fall in the same routine
--> Flicking through the TV
--> Relaxed and reclining
--> ''And you think you're alone…''
** Also, quite possibly "Swoon".
* PerishingAltRockVoice
* PrecisionFStrike: In "Bad Body Double":
--> "We look very similar except she's got some grays and a little extra weight on the sides and dimply thighs, I hear that stuff's a bitch to get rid of."
* PurpleProse: ''Ellipse'' saw her turning this into an art form, to express intangible feelings via concrete sentences.
--> '''Slapping someone obnoxious in "First Train Home":''' "Irises retreating to ovals of white / The urge to feel your face and blood rushing to paint / My handprint"
--> '''Waking up beside her lover in "Between Sheets":''' "The many windswept yellow stickies of my mind / Or the molten emotional front line / I couldn't care less I'm transfixed in this absolute bliss"
* {{Scatting}}: She ''loves'' this trope.
* SceneryPorn: "Propeller Seeds" uses "3D" sound to create an aural version of this trope.
* SignificantAnagram: iMegaphone -> ImogenHeap.
* SignatureSong: "Hide and Seek"
* ShrugOfGod: Imogen Heap is not telling us what "Hide and Seek" is about, no matter how often her fans ask.
* StalkerWithACrush: "Goodnight and Go"
* StatuesqueStunner: She's six feet tall.
* SweetDreamsFuel: "Can't Take It In", the song she made for the soundtrack from [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe]].
** "Sleep"
* TeacherStudentRomance: "Come Here Boy", formed from a crush she had on a music teacher.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: She has one to rival LadyGaga. More recently, at the Grammys, she wore a dress that displayed the {{Twitter}} messages of fans.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, she wrote "2-1" for the soundtrack to the Film/PrinceCaspian film, but it was rejected and the track ended up on ''Ellipse''.
* WhosLaughingNow: The viewpoint character of "Getting Scared" has had enough and goes after her bully. And she's going to ''enjoy'' it.
* WordSaladLyrics: "Lifeline", "Tidal" and "Daylight Robbery", though they still convey quite a lot of meaning in an almost [[Creator/LewisCarroll Carrollian]] fashion.
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