Imogen Heap and Guy Sigsworth have teamed up again to release a Frou Frou track “Guitar Song (Live)” today via Linda Perry and Kerry Brown’s label,We Are Hear. After amicably disbanding in 2004, Heap and Sigsworth reunited in 2018 to tour as Frou Frou in conjunction with the Mycelia World Tour. The beautiful acoustic ballad serves as a sensational reminder of the creative spark between the British electronic duo. On the new song, Heap’s signature ethereal vocals curl around the strum of textured guitar melodies as she sings about an all consuming connection between two friends who are destined to be lovers.
Heap shares, “So happy to be releasing dear Guitar Song with Guy, as Frou Frou. Our first in over 15 years and with the awesome label, We Are Hear. We never really got to tour as Frou Frou that much but we are making up for it and opening every show on this World Tour we are on with this song.”Sigsworth adds, “Guitar Song: it’s a song – with guitar! Easy, breezy and summery. Like João Gilberto playing shoegazer music. Or something :)”
The new release comes just after a panel with Linda Perry at Berklee College of Music last Thursday, April 11 where the two industry innovators discussed their work and the community power needed to propel positive advancements for creators. Heap and Perry also spoke with WBUR, Boston’s NPR affiliate offering more insight on last week’s event.
Recognized for creative works including Hide and Seek and Tiny Human, Heap embarked on her first world tour in eight years in Europe in the fall of 2018.The Mycelia World Tour kicks off its 10-city North American leg of the tour on April 28 in Miami. With a carefully curated line-up of concerts, talks and hosted events, she plans to bring together content creators, fans and the industry in a unique and innovative format.
North America 2019 Tour Dates:
4/28: Miami, FL @ Fillmore
5/3: Washington, DC @ Lincoln (SOLD OUT)
5/4: Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
5/7: New York, NY @ Town Hall Theatre
5/8: New York, NY @ Town Hall Theatre (SOLD OUT)
5/14: Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre (SOLD OUT)
5/16: Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
5/17: Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (SOLD OUT)
5/24: Boston, MA @ Emerson Colonial Theatre
6/1: Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody
6/5: Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre
6/8: San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
6/13: Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
Revered technology innovator, Imogen Heap will make two appearances at theBlockchain Revolution Global event on April 24 in Toronto. She will have a fireside chat with Don Tapscott (Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute) that afternoon and make an appearance at the Enterprise Blockchain Awards Gala performing one song demonstrating the MI.MUgloves that evening. Imogen will discuss how she is using blockchain technology to help content creators protect copyright and receive direct payment for their work. Imogen will also make stops at the eMerge Americasin Miami, WSJ Future Of Everything Festival in NYC and Boston Calling conferences, delivering a keynote talk about Mycelia with showcase of the MI.MU gloves.
Comprising of concerts, talks and workshops, the 40-city tour will be used as a platform to officially launch Mycelia’s ‘Creative Passport’ – realising a vision of the future which sees music makers connected through a verified and decentralised ecosystem, promoting artist-led, fair and sustainable operating practices. Inspired to collaborate with creators across the world, Mycelia has just announced Creative Passport Forums in North America. Registration for events here.
Using emergent blockchain technology, the ‘Creative Passport’ – which is unique to each music maker and empowers them to be ‘open for business’ – contains personal information, existing IDs, acknowledgements, works and business partners. Featuring template ‘smart contracts’, it enables quick and easy direct payments to simplify and democratise collaboration from meaningful commercial partnerships to creativity.