Speak for Yourself is the second solo album by British singer Imogen Heap, following her collaborative effort with Guy Sigsworth as Frou Frou. The album was released in the United States in 2005. It was written, produced, arranged, and funded by Heap, without the backing of a record label, and features guest appearances from Jeff Beck, who provides a guitar solo on "Goodnight and Go", and Heap's ex-boyfriend, Richie Mills, who argues with her on "The Moment I Said It".
released December 24, 2012.
The songs begins to drive as her mood becomes very upbeat and happy about the loss and getting over a relationship. While listening to "Goodnight and Go" you'll hear an impressive guitar solo provided by the legendary guitarist Jeff Beck. It's an all in one package where the music speaks for itself. Imogen Heap is known for her being part of the short-lived project Frou Frou. Afterwards she started a successful.
debut solo album by Frou Frou vocalist Imogen Heap is a captivating record that fuses innovative electronic soundscapes with a strong female voice.
Speak for Yourself is the second solo album by British singer Imogen Heap, following her collaborative effort with Guy Sigsworth as Frou Frou. It was released on July 18, 2005 in the UK, on November 1, 2005 in the USA, Canada and Mexico, and re-released through White Rabbit Recordings in the UK on April 17, 2006.
Imogen Heap - Have You Got It In You? 4:11. Imogen Heap - Loose Ends with Lyrics 3:44. IMOGEN HEAP clear the area 4:21. Imogen Heap - Daylight Robbery with Lyrics 3:24. Imogen Heap - The Walk with Lyrics 5:17. Imogen Heap - Just for Now with Lyrics 3:03.
Throughout the rest of Speak For Yourself, Imogen Heap nervously flits between these two poles, envisioning a world where Sarah McLachlan, Shirley Manson, and Björk do each other's hair and sing into hairbrushes. The results of this musical terraforming are at once both gorgeous and bland. It's not for want of trying, though. Heap actually mortgaged her London flat to finance the making of this record, and the go-for-broke attitude is evident. Having said that, there's no reason why this album can't be the subject of a torrid aural love affair. Her ostentatiousness is endearing, if you can swallow both the musical and vocal flourishes. And when Heap's personality shines through all the trappings and inadvertent emulations (somewhere before the chorus in "Goodbye and Go", for example), it's a welcome breath of fresh air. And it's not like the songs are bad.
Imogen Heap in the past year or so has gone from obscurity in the United States to being able to draw an everyday-growing cult like following. In 2002, she came to American shores as one-half of the electronica duo, Frou Frou and released the single 'Breathe In' & album 'Details. But Heap did not receive much more attention from Americans until 2004 with the film "Garden State. In the Summer of 2005, Heap released her first solo album of the millennium, the superb "Speak for Yourself. The album electronica-pop leanings are lush and show Heap is an excellent songwriter. Heap's lyrics are quirky and it seems to write what would be on someone's mind if they were in the same position very well without being too clichéd. She also shows she very talented when it comes to instruments and programming as she does just about all of it on this album.