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Imogen Heap — Glittering Cloud
Album: Plague Songs
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6.9

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Total ratings: 1589









Released: 2006
Length: 3:31
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'm not always like this
It's something I've become,
A terrible weakness
In my nature, in my blood.

Save me, oh save me, save me from myself
Before I hurt somebody else again.

Domino motion jump starts when we touch,
The blackout approaching
Here it comes now, wish me luck

It's all over, it's all over, it's all over in a flash
I can't remember,
What have I done now?

Go go faster wider
More more get it down ya
Dance dance take me over
Glittering cloud
Go go faster wider
More more get it down ya
Dance dance take me over
Glittering cloud

Oh, my head hurts
Oh dear oh dear.

It's all over the papers
On the TV, wagging tongues
The artist's impression looks just like me
only.. better
Don't blame me, don't maim me, I can't help what I am
Oh, Lord knows I've tried to.

Go go faster wider
More more get it down ya
Dance dance take me over
Glittering cloud
Comments (223)add comment
 the_jake wrote:

The  album cover design is in black and white, so it does not include the color blind message.

I can definitely see some red as well.
 superflyLD wrote:

she's great live. Definitly worth checking out. highwindows wrote:



Only with Jeff Beck
 Signwrtr61 wrote:


Certainly seems like an odd "message" to convey, especially coming from such a person as Imogen. 

The  album cover design is in black and white, so it does not include the color blind message.
 sjccroquet wrote:
Spent a few moments staring intently at that album cover with growing concern that I just went colorblind!
zulqus1dkb421


Certainly seems like an odd "message" to convey, especially coming from such a person as Imogen. 
The world of pop music needs more music like THIS. LOVE her!!!
Always a pleasure to hear.
Thanks Bill!
 forthbrdge wrote:

Based on the album title, seems like it should be a 2020 release.



My thoughts exactly
Based on the album title, seems like it should be a 2020 release.
 ahenwood wrote:
I cannot begin to explain the irony of turning on RP and hearing this song, from this album as I receive my positive COVID test results! Plague Songs seems prescient, how'd you do that Bill / Rebecca? 
 
I hope things turned out well for you, friend.  I get my first vaccine shot next Wednesday...
I cannot begin to explain the irony of turning on RP and hearing this song, from this album as I receive my positive COVID test results! Plague Songs seems prescient, how'd you do that Bill / Rebecca? 
Spent a few moments staring intently at that album cover with growing concern that I just went colorblind!
zulqus1dkb421
 MassivRuss wrote:
Topical? Watching Trump abandon us to Pence’s solution for the Covid19 pandemic. We need more PLAGUE SONGS.
 
It's just a cold.
Topical? Watching Trump abandon us to Pence’s solution for the Covid19 pandemic. We need more PLAGUE SONGS.
 Elisaf wrote:
Like this song more and more every time I hear it!
{#Cheers}

 
Cheers honey 8-)


 cathenley wrote:
This is where you loose me.....
 
Better loose than tight, I guess.
Unique.
I had the volume down, so I wasn't really getting all of it, but with low volume I thought it might be someone like Brittany Spears. Which I found odd on RP.
Wow, she has a lovely voice.
 davin wrote:
bleh

 
Yup. And this is her best track.
 Conorino wrote:
Wow... this is rubbish!
 





Yep!
 MojoJojo wrote:
Ahhhhhh... Imogen! 
 



Yes!!

Ahhhhhh... Imogen! 
This is excellent stuff! and can even overwhelm if in the right mood...and in a very GOOD way...silver lining indeed!
Amazing artist. . .one of my favourite female vocalists. . .top 20 for sure.  This song is great.  Playful, melodic, intricate. . .a gem.
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Imogen Heap, Brighton, 2006 by ~williamjrmartin
Will Martin  ©2006-2010 ~williamjrmartin

Imogen Heap, backstage in Brighton, 2006.


 
Poacher, were you in that room?
Imogen is beautiful. Always amazing.
:)
She's great, the stuff she did in the Frou Frou duo is epic
 MiracleDrug wrote:
this song is fun...judging by some of these comments there's a need here to reconnect to the concept of fun.
 
I agree.  Loosen up, folks.

<3 <3 <3
 Conorino wrote:
Wow... this is rubbish!
 

This is what you might define as an 'album track' - it doesn't show off anything new or give you much insight into her sheer amount of talent and unique performance style. Immi's first album, Speak for Yourself, was on constant rotation on my CD player for months, her second offering's pretty good too (you should still be able to listen in full on her SoundCloud).

She's doing amazing things with collaborative composition engaging her fanbase to contribute ideas for new songs then developing those into fully-fledged themes. Not only that, she's a skilled polyinstrumentalist, producer and engineer - and a very talented singer with an earwormy voice and singing style to boot! I enjoy her music immensely, even if this song is only a 6/10 for me. This is very much the exception to the rule, please go and give her first album a try, it should be available everywhere decent (we7, spotify etc).
this song is fun...judging by some of these comments there's a need here to reconnect to the concept of fun.

Wow... this is rubbish!

She's great live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So much fun. Lots of energy. Jumps all over the stage, dancing, singing, playing various instruments!

Imogen Heap, Brighton, 2006 by ~williamjrmartin
Will Martin  ©2006-2010 ~williamjrmartin

Imogen Heap, backstage in Brighton, 2006.




Imogen Heap  = Ear Candy
Depeche Mode, with girls? (Should've had more girls in the first place ...)
bleh
 Mandible wrote:

she was dating Jeff Goldblum!!!! Don't know if she still is.


 
Goldblum is a very interesting dude. He plays in a jazz band in LA and whenever I've seen him interviewed he comes off as a very  intelligent, witty, cool guy. The kind of person you'd like to know. And oh yes,  I do like this tune.

What a voice....
I think that this song has something special..but is is absolutely not one of my favorites!    {#Ask}

she was dating Jeff Goldblum!!!! Don't know if she still is.


This is where you loose me.....
Nice voice but can't those guys stop playing ping pong while they record?
Saaave meee, oh saaaave meee...from this song. It's worth a deuce.
 ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
I'm getting tired of hearing this one so often.
 
I'll 2nd that!

I'm getting tired of hearing this one so often.
Love all of these women, BillG.  Great set!  And now Grey Eye Glances, with THEIR incredible vocalist!

Imogen Heap - Glittering Cloud
Anna Ternheim - Lovers Dream 
Beth Orton - Thinking About Tomorrow

Has anyone else noticed that Imogen is getting much more playtime in stores, other internet radio, etc?  Not that I'm complaining :)
 bean12345 wrote:

Be careful comments like that could be seriously misconstrued.

 
Get a grip... the corruption is in your mind...

 justin_thyme wrote:

I'd love to watch it!  Surely some proud parent had a videocam at the recital, no?  Please post the video if you can get a copy.

 
Be careful comments like that could be seriously misconstrued.

 keller1 wrote:
Our goddaughter's dance school used this tune in a dance recital performed by girls 6 to 8 years old.

You will just never see anything more beautiful than that.
 
I'd love to watch it!  Surely some proud parent had a videocam at the recital, no?  Please post the video if you can get a copy.

 

very good song, inside of its style-   ** 5 **


Our goddaughter's dance school used this tune in a dance recital performed by girls 6 to 8 years old.

You will just never see anything more beautiful than that.
More than a year after I first heard this song, I still can't get enough of it. {#Hearteyes} It has fallen into my annals of all time favorites, something very rare and reserved for those few songs that I BLAST every time they come on and I want to hear immediately again after it's over. I got the Plaques CD and was really disappointed with the rest of the songs on it, but I love the abstractness of how this relates to the theme.
"I'm not always like this ...
It's something ... I've become"


Oh, you mean tedious? Since when?
Love the girl, love the song.

Like audio sex. 
 Elisaf wrote:
Like this song more and more every time I hear it!
{#Cheers}

 
Me too!

The marbles just ruin this song. Can't focus on anything else. That is so annoying.
Once I silence all the voices in my head telling me this is a really effete man singing, I must admit I quite like HER voice. At times though, it is a bit over-electronified.
 baltimorelovejoy wrote:
Thank you...nice comeback from that downer of an Alanis track.
 
I third that.

This song is nails on a chalkboard. 
 baltimorelovejoy wrote:
Thank you...nice comeback from that downer of an Alanis track.
 

...

Thank you...nice comeback from that downer of an Alanis track.
Ooohh baby that voice...yes, yes, YES! Coming after that tasty Morcheeba, and the Doves number, makes me wonder what might be next...the other songs before them seemed linked by a lurking, thundering bass...

Like this song more and more every time I hear it!
{#Cheers}

cause there's beauty in the breakdown
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:



 
Simply awesome.


 dynamaniak wrote:
This track has definitely grown on me. That cover never will tho! UGH - you gays are right it hideous!



 
Go, thou, and educate yourself.

goldberry wrote:
Ah, trolling and sexism. Two of the few things in this world you can always count on.
What's wrong with trolls being sexy?
she's great live. Definitly worth checking out. highwindows wrote:
Downloaded already. Love Imogen. What is she like live - anyone seen her?
reason06 wrote:
girl music
Giving KC,Mo a bad name with that comment and emoticon!
Reminds me of Postal Service...but I like them both though...7
ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz
That opening sequence reminds me of Robbie Robertson - Somewhere down that crazy river. 8.
reason06 wrote:
girl music
Well this girlie man likes it. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
reason06 wrote:
girl music
Ah, trolling and sexism. Two of the few things in this world you can always count on.
girl music
Downloaded already. Love Imogen. What is she like live - anyone seen her?
don't stop, get it get it!
grows on me 6>7
Another first for me today. I'm thinking I like this more than just a bit.
I like this song better each time I hear it. Thanks, Bill!
I know the title of the cover is Plague Songs...but I can't help but read it as Plaque Songs. With all those little black flecks it just makes me think of plaque as in the bacteria, and food residue that builds up on the surface of teeth and can cause gum disease.
I agree, the cover is pretty bad. Sorry guys I don't have anything that would fit for this song.
Immie!!! :)
very good sound...
This track has definitely grown on me. That cover never will tho! UGH - you gays are right it hideous!
I thought it was a color blindness test!! coyote620 wrote:
Pretty much one of the worst album(cd) covers of all time!
good not bad...
Pretty much one of the worst album(cd) covers of all time!
wiley1st wrote:
Imogen and Gotye should get together and see what happens. :)
Good idea!!!
if it wasnt for listening to her it would be difficult to get to sleep some nights. she also does wonders for my agressive driving habits.
ndad47 wrote:
lets follow this song with one by uriah heap.
Aye, 'very 'umble, very' eavy'!
sigmonsays wrote:
One day you will see someone on the street with a plain white tshirt, written in black, the words that says "Imogen Heap Sucks" in all CAPS. That will be me
A plain white tshirt, written black, the words that says (sic)...duh, what? Oh yes, this is a thinly veiled jibe at your linguistic skills. Come on, you can do better than that or quit dissing someone with a broader music catalogue than yours! Hahaha
Better be careful dumping on Imogen 'cause that dude that trips on Britany spears might do a freak out all over you and yourn.
bokey wrote:
You need a better speaker system for your PC.It's amazing what you can get for a couple hundred bucks if you shop around. I got a new set of surround sound speakers a couple months ago and I still flinch a lot when the sound shifts and it's cranked up.
I think it has to do with the complete immersion, not just the surrounding, but the exclusion of all other sounds.
typecast wrote:
I get the sense from her YouTubes that she doesn't give a rip what anyone thinks of her or her music or her intonation.
Wow, that totally excuses her boring ass music then
STOP! I can't rank this any lower. This is insufferable.
Mmm... nothing feels better than being than being enveloped in the warm folds of mediocrity.
Why is this song so bad? Her other music is better than this...
natural_tools wrote:
While always good, this sounds so much better in headphones. I'm always a little disappointed when I hear it through speakers because I prefer being surrounded by the sound.
You need a better speaker system for your PC. It's amazing what you can get for a couple hundred bucks if you shop around. I got a new set of surround sound speakers a couple months ago and I still flinch a lot when the sound shifts and it's cranked up.
While always good, this sounds so much better in headphones. I'm always a little disappointed when I hear it through speakers because I prefer being surrounded by the sound.
sigmonsays wrote:
One day you will see someone on the street with a plain white tshirt, written in black, the words that says "Imogen Heap Sucks" in all CAPS. That will be me
Here's hoping that when that day comes I have a rotting tomato in my hand...
Good on Imogen. Good girl
bdblinux wrote:
puke.
P.U.K.E. petty uncouth kinky emotion
puke.
One day you will see someone on the street with a plain white tshirt, written in black, the words that says "Imogen Heap Sucks" in all CAPS. That will be me
Yes she is phenomenal, I get the sense from her YouTubes that she doesn't give a rip what anyone thinks of her or her music or her intonation. What come across to me is that MS. Heap is remarkable good at what she does and really enjoys doing it. I happen to love that breathy quality to her words.
She is amazing, no matter what she sings or the style she chooses. Her vocals are ethereal and beautiful.
kysmet wrote:
Yup, I love anything by her and she's amazing live.
hey there in hell, i agree 100%. she is so fun to see live, theatrics and talent make for a memorable show...
Narg wrote:
Yep I saw here in Oxford this year. It was quite possibly the best concert I have ever been to. take a look at this, to get an idea... https://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pSIbfzK2spg
Just wonderful
normally i like this kind of thing, and it seems everyone likes this song...but it just sounds very late 80's to me... hmmmm......
TheFriendlyCat wrote:
This might be my favorite one of her songs
ever hear "say goodnight and go" love that one
slartibart_O wrote:
Lovin this chick. Artiste' in the true sense; tis so good to find a talent that is not afraid to sound, look, and perform in her own unique way.
Yup, I love anything by her and she's amazing live.
Lovin this chick. Artiste' in the true sense; tis so good to find a talent that is not afraid to sound, look, and perform in her own unique way.
listening to this i found myself humming "hymn" by ultravox. mind you, it took me a while to figure out what I oddity was humming... anybody else with that association?
wiley1st wrote:
Imogen and Gotye should get together and see what happens. :)
ooooh, the intrigue...
mirmir37 wrote:
Bummer. I usually love Imogen Heap, but this one lacked sparkle. In fact, it fizzled out completely. It didn't go anywhere! Sad, but I guess you can't always bat 1000.
That's funny, as I love this to BITS. So great! I guess I'll need to buy the album...
Love it.