I lied. I told you I would feature another song from the Shrek soundtracks a few days ago but I didn’t. So I will do it now. I promise.
I have already featured a song by Frou Frou a few months ago but “Holding Out for a Hero” was the song that led me to discover Frou Frou and eventually Imogen Heap (solo act of the lead singer in Frou Frou). This song actually comes from the credits of Shrek 2, but is so much better than any song on the soundtrack. Imogen Heap’s range in this song is amazing. She brings an ethereal quality to the song that the original lacks. And I really like how the imagery in this video really fits the song…
Yes, I know that the song is basically a whole sexual innuendo but I think that’s what makes it good. Well, that and Imogen’s voice.
Frou Frou: Guy Sigsworth and Imogen Heap
Other songs you like on the Shrek soundtracks? (If you know any other songs but if you don’t, you should also listen to “I Need Some Sleep,” also by the band Eels)
Sorry for the lack of posts this weekend. I have been super busy with all kinds of things, many being non- academic and wonderful. Anyways, I have still been listening to some great music and have more to share.
Although I love Jessie J and Little Boots, my first british artist I fell in love with was Imogen Heap, one of the members of Frou Frou. I actually found her because I really loved the song she produced for Shrek 2, “Holding Out for a Hero.”Since then I have listened to both her independent work as Imogen Heap and her work in the group Frou Frou. In both, she produces amazing songs that I can listen to over and over again. I remember vividly listening to her CD in the car on the way back from night meetings. I would be on the freeway by myself, just her voice filling the car.
“Breathe In” is a great example of her beautiful voice. It just draws you in and I am clinging to each word. She also has a huge range, highlighted in “Holding Out for a Hero”.
She used to have a great music video for this song but I cannot find it anywhere online.
Another reason why I love her is her eclectic sense of style. She wears a wide range of outfits, from hippie to ballroom dresses. And she always makes the outfit hers by adding something a little bit odd or different to it.
Love the feathers
Love the arm warmers and the flower
Have you ever found an artist you love from a soundtrack to a movie? Care to share?