Imogen Heap's Back With A NSFW (But Beautiful) Video
For an artist who wears her heart (sometimes literally) on her sleeve, Imogen Heap has kept her private life under wraps. Except for a few tracks off of i Megaphone
and one off Ellipse
, her oeuvre of songs typically skim the surface of intimacy. However, Heap fell in love between 2009's Ellipse
and this year's Sparks (out August 18)
. And, with it came that unique blend of confidence through vulnerability that resulted in "Entanglement," a sublimely soft ode to the physical and emotional relationship with her partner, filmmaker Michael Lebor.
The track itself is simple — poetic musings about the love they make on "islands of cotton," sung over a swelling, atmospheric synth melody. It's the video complement that takes "Entanglement" to a whole new level of music artistry.
Speaking with NOWNESS
, Lebor explained that he and Heap shot the video themselves, alone, in the home they share. (It's a shame something so genuinely beautiful, showing a couple in the midst of some carnal embrace, has to be labeled NSFW.) The result is absolutely, hands-down one of the most elegant music videos out there. See for yourself below. (NOWNESS
Imogen Heap: Entanglement on Nowness.com