Imogen Heap On Her New App, Making Music With Gloves & Ariana Grande
I don’t think I’m alone in saying that 2005’s “Hide and Seek” was the soundtrack of my adolescence. Like many of my peers who came of age in the aughts, I was first exposed to Imogen Heap’s music when I watched (and cried to) that infamous
Marisa and Trey scene from The O.C., and since then, I have probably rewatched it, I don’t know, 50 times? Also, who could forget the
subsequent SNL spoof? Today, Imogen Heap’s music remains hugely influential — with artists like Ariana Grande (whose
favorite song is “Hide and Seek”), Taylor Swift, Lil B, and Wiz Khalifa recycling it in their own work. And now, she’s back on tour for the first time since 2000, and with a new global database for music makers,
The Creative Passport. Ahead, we chatted with her about her tour, her latest music-tech venture, and what it was like to hear Ariana Grande’s cover of “Goodnight and Go” for the first time.