B i o g r a p h y
 (by Vincent Jeffries)

A collaboration between musician/vocalist Imogen Heap and producer/arranger/songwriter/musician Guy Sigsworth, Frou Frou manufactured an impressive brand of vocal-driven, electronic pop formerly the exclusive territory of Björk. The British duo had been collaborating for years without a record deal, and after what must have been countless hours matching Sigsworth's studio finesse and trickery with Heap's breathy yodel, the group's debut, Details, was completed for American release on MCA Records in 2002. Heap and Sigsworth first worked together on "Getting Scared" from Heap's 1998 solo record iMEGAPHONE. After completing the promotion for that splendid debut, Heap was ready to begin work on a new project and the two hooked up again as Sigsworth had privately been compiling music specifically for Heap while producing other projects. The first track conceived by the new, more formal (but as yet unnamed) pairing eventually turned into "Flicks" from Details, perhaps Frou Frou's most Björk-reminiscent number. Sigsworth — who had in fact worked with Björk (Homogenic, Vespertine) and Madonna ("What It Feels Like for a Girl") among many other significant '90s pop and electronic artists — grew up listening to eclectic female artists like Kate Bush, and along with Heap, developed an appreciation for classical music. Far from being the kind of campy moniker one might expect from a more sugary pop outfit, the name Frou Frou was decided upon when Francophile Sigsworth noticed the phrase in a Baudelaire poem. Apparently, when uttered in French, the phrase is meant to approximate the swishing of skirts as they swirl about the legs of comely dancing women, as in a burlesque performance. Born composers, multi-instrumentalist Heap and studio/sound/ producer/musician Sigsworth are credited with many side appearances in support of other artists, especially Sigsworth, who was often used as a bit of a song-fixer. While those aren't bad jobs to have, artists of Frou Frou's caliber need to step out on their own, and while Heap worked as a solo artist for a majority of her career, Sigsworth had never been so strongly identified with any previous project. Instead of relegating the male producer/writer to a barely credited back seat, as often happens with a female-fronted team effort (for example, Glen Ballard's participation on Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill), Frou Frou was conceived and honestly portrayed as a true collaboration, making it significant for its marketing truthfulness if nothing else. Details has some relatively conventional pop moments like "It's Good to Be in Love," but more experimental cuts like "Only Got One" display a more definitive quality. The true accomplishment of Frou Frou — which is in evidence on just about every track the "band" created — is their uncanny ability to infuse highly manipulated, digitally crafted music with a warmth quite rare in pop and almost unheard of in music so technologically progressive. In the studio, Frou Frou achieved unique sounding beds for Heap's luscious voice via more-than-would-be-expected acoustic and natural instruments. These actual instrumental performances were recorded first, then heavily manipulated in an editing stage, giving the duo their own process and thus, their own sound. This approach made their music lush, dynamic, and more earthy when compared to typical electronic/dance and canned pop.




Details
- 2002-06-04 -

Let go
Breathe in
It's good to be in love
Must be dreaming
Psychobabble
Only got one
Shh
Hear me out
Maddening shroud
Flicks
The dumbing down of love
Old piano ( Bonus track / Uk )
 


Non Album Tracks
- Misc -

Holding Out For A Hero
Close up
A New Kind Of Love

 


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Details

Let Go

Drink up baby down
Hmm, are you in or are you out
Leave your things behind
'Cause it's all going off without you

Excuse me too busy
Writing your tragedy
These mishaps you bubble-wrap
When you've no idea what you're like

So let go
So let go
Jump in
Oh well what you waiting for
It's alright
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown

So let go
Let it go
Just get in
Oh it's so amazing here
It's alright
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown

It gains the more it gives
And it rises with the fall
So hand me that remote
Can't you see that all that stuff's a sideshow

Such boundless pleasure
We've no time for later now
You can't await your own arrival
You've twenty seconds to comply

So let go
So let go
Jump in
Oh well what you waiting for
It's alright
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown

So let go
Yeah let it go
Just get in
Oh it's so amazing here
It's alright
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown

So let go
So let go
Jump in
Oh well what you waiting for
It's alright
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown

So let go
Let it go
Just get in
Oh it's so amazing here
It's alright
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown

Breakdown
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown
So let it go
Oh it's so amazing here
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown

*** Thanx a lot to r.j & Troy & Syrus & Kami who corrected this one ***

Breathe In

I
Read you
And God i'm good at it
I'm so spot on

Chord
Shapes in air
Go press that dissonance
If you dare

And you
Breathing in
Finesse an innocent
From her partying

And I'm high enough from all the waiting
To ride a wave on your inhaling
And I'm high enough from all the waiting
To ride a wave on your inhaling
'Cause I love you no
Can't help but love, you know

What
Part of no
Don't you understand
I've told you before

To just get
Off my case
This isn't happening
Stop this now

And I
Where was i
I have to be somewhere
Now where did i put it

And I'm high enough from all the waiting
To ride a wave on your inhaling
And I'm high enough from all the waiting
To ride a wave on your inhaling
'Cause I love you no
Can't help but love you know

Is this it
Is this it
Is this it

Is this it, no
Is this it, no
Is this it

Yes
Hello we're back
And we're taking calls
Now what was the question

And I'm high enough from all the waiting
To ride a wave on your inhaling
And I'm high enough from all the waiting
To ride a wave on your inhaling

And I'm high enough from all the waiting
To ride a wave on your inhaling
And I'm high enough from all the waiting
To ride a wave on your inhaling

'Cause I love you no
Can't help but love you know

'Cause I love you no
Can't help but love you know

*** Thanx a lot to r.j who corrected this one ***

It's good to be in love

I don't know where to start
Say i'm tired or throw a party
These cucumber eyes
Are lying the more that I smile about it
And all of my clothes feel like somebody's old throwaways
I don't like it

It's good to be in love
It really does suit you
Just like everything
I'm happy you're in love
'Cause every colour goes where you do

I'm adoring you
It's all good
You're so beautiful
I'm black and blue all over
You're breaking my flow
How could you know what I'm saying about it
When all of my clothes feel like somebody's old throwaways
I don't like it

It's good to be in love
It really does suit you
Just like everything
I'm happy you're in love
'Cause every color
Goes where you do

I feel so powerless, I
I've got to stop it somehow
Oh come on what can I do
Why's it happening
How's it happening
Without me
Why's it happening
How's it happening that he feels it without me

It's good to be in love
It really does suit you
Just like everything
I'm happy you're in love
'Cause every color goes where you do

*** Thanx a lot to Julianna & Kami for this one ***

Must Be Dreaming

Pay close attention
Don't listen to me from now
George'll be flying this one
And it's anyone's guess how he does
This is the right turn wrong
Universe taking me in full bloom
Fireball careful with that there
See what you made me do

I must be dreaming or
We're onto something
I must be dreaming
For I don't fall in love lawlessly
I must be dreaming or
Pinch me to waking
So undeniably yours
As long as I'm losing it so completely

Incendiary glance
Be come and collide in me
Zoom in enhance hold
While I go helplessly sky high
Magic eye sugar rushing don't stop

I must be dreaming or
We're onto something
Hey just watcha make me for
I don't fall in love lawlessly
I must be dreaming or
Pinch me to waking
So undeniably yours
As long as i'm losing it so completely

Euphoria
I can't take any more of yah
Euphoria
I can't take any more of yah
I'm losing it

I must be dreaming or
We're onto something
Hey just watcha make me for
I don't fall in love lawlessly
I must be dreaming or
Pinch me to waking
So undeniably yours
As long as I'm losing it
I'm losing it
I'm losing it
I must be dreaming
I must be dreaming
I must be dreaming

*** Thanx a lot to r.j & Kami & Erik who corrected this one ***

Psychobabble

How did you get this number
I can't get my head 'round you
Of course you're not coming over
Snap out of it
You're not making any sense

You couldn't be more wrong, darling
I never gave out these signs
You misunderstood no meaning
Snap out of it
I'm not falling for this one

If love is surrender
Then whose war is it anyway

Do just what I tell you
And no one will get hurt
Don't come in any closer
'Cause I don't know how long I can hold my heart in two

If you think that it's so damn easy
Then what do you need me for
Just look at the state of you, babe
Snap out of it
You're not listening to this

And just for once could you
Let me finish my sentence

Do just what I tell you
And no one will get hurt
Don't come in any closer
'Cause I don't know how long I can hold my heart in two

Make no sudden movements
And no one need get hurt
You're making me nervous
If you know what's good for me
Why would I be loving you

Now, I've had it up to here
Don't ever try that again
Why are you so quiet so suddenly
Go on, I bet
You're just dying to try me

Do just what I tell you
And no one will get hurt
Don't come in any closer
'Cause I don't know how long I can hold my heart in two

Make no sudden movements
And no one need get hurt
You're making me nervous
If you know what's good for me
Why would I be loving you

So, what do we do now
What do we do now
What do we do now
What do we do now

*** Thanx a lot to Jeromeo & Kami who corrected a mistake ***

Only Got One

If this is a question
Is maybe a lie
If yes doesn't mean it
Does when lessen why
You are held in a queue
Someone will be with you shortly
Say I'm wrong
You decide
I don't believe the words you sing sometimes

But then it's your life
Hmm, it's your life
It's your life
Hmm, it's your life

But you've only got one
But you've only got one
But you've only got one

If I just to spite you
Placate your disgrace
Will song turn to silence
Will mask wear your face

Are you down to be open
Show me yours and i'll show you mine
Or are you down just to be down
I don't believe the words you sing sometimes

But then it's your life
Hmm, it's your life
It's your life
Hmm, it's your life

But you've only got one
Hmm, it's your life
But you've only got one
Hmm, it's your life
But you've only got one
But you've only got one...

*** Thanx a lot to Kami who fixed some mistakes ***

Shh

Sunbeam stop tugging me
Pull that door shut quietly
Darling what are you doing
We don't have time for this

Mmm dey mmm da mmm daaeeoo
Mmm dey mmm da mmm daaeeoo

Crazy, hmm, what are you then
Give me an hour and I'll give your dream

Mmm dey mmm da mmm daaeeoo

Don't make a sound shh listen
Keep your head down
We're not safe yet
Don't make a sound and be good for me
'Cause I know they're waiting somewhere out here

Leave it I won't go back
We have to do it 'cause there's nothing left here
Don't care what do they know
I've seen it baby and i know it's real

Mmm dey mmm da mmm daaeeoo
Mmm dey mmm da mmm daaeeoo

Showtime I knew they'd come
Woah are we having fun or what yeah

Mmm dey mmm da mmm daaeeoo

Don't make a sound shh listen
Keep your head down
We're not safe yet
Don't make a sound and be good for me
'Cause I know they're waiting somewhere out here

Don't make a sound shh listen
Keep your head down
We're not safe yet
Don't make a sound and be good for me
'Cause I know they're waiting somewhere out here

I feel good all over
I feel good all over
I feel good all over
Wear your inside out...

*** Thanx a lot to r.j who corrected this one ***

Hear Me Out

I join the queue on your answerphone
And all I am is holding breath
Just pick up I know you're there
Can't you hear I'm not myself

Oh go ahead and lie to me
You could say anything
Small talk will be just fine
Your voice is everything
We owe it to love
And it all depends on you

So listen up
This sun hasn't set
I refuse to believe that it's only me feeling
Just hear me out, I'm not over you yet
It's love on the line can you handle it

So how do I do normal
A smile I fake
The permanent wave of
Cue-cards and fix-it kits
Can't you tell I'm not myself

I'm a slow motion accident
Lost in coffee rings and fingerprints
I don't wanna feel anything
But I do
And it all comes back to you

So listen up
This sun hasn't set
I refuse to believe that it's only me feeling
Just hear me out, I'm not over you yet
It's love on the line can you handle it

So listen up
Look at me straight
Just hear me out
Don't make me wait
I'm not myself
I can't take this
Love's on the line
Is that your final answer

I join the queue on your answerphone
And all I am is holding breath
Just pick up I know you're there

So listen up
This sun hasn't set
I refuse to believe that it's only me feeling
Just hear me out, I'm not over you yet
It's love on the line can you handle it

So listen up
This sun hasn't set
I refuse to believe that it's only me feeling
Just hear me out, I'm not over you
It's love on the line can you handle it

So listen up
This sun hasn't set
I refuse to believe that it's only me feeling
Just hear me out, I'm not over you
It's love on the line can you handle it

*** Thanx a lot to Leslie & r.j who corrected this one ***

Maddening Shroud

Sometimes I like to get away from this maddening shroud
Sometimes I'll have you know, it's all insane
Maybe it's time for me to pack it in
Maybe it's time for me to jack it in
Maybe it's time for me to halt

I've got a good mind to throw it all away
Throw it all away
Throw it all away
I've got a good mind to throw it all away
After all, what is it worth

Sometimes I like to get away from this saddening crowd
Sometimes I feel my life is all in vain
Maybe it's time for me to pack it in
Maybe it's time for me to jack it in
Maybe it's time for me to halt

I've got a good mind to throw it all away
Throw it all away
Throw it all away
I've got a good mind to throw it all away
After all, what is it worth

Some days my strength walks out
Some days I can't go on
It is for real
We can walk about
We can work it over and over and over and over and over

I've got a good mind to throw it all away
Throw it all away
Throw it all away
I've got a good mind to throw it all away
After all, what is it worth

I've got a good mind to throw it all away
Throw it all away
Throw it all away
I've got a good mind to throw it all away
After all, what is it worth

Flicks

Lung of love
Leaves me breathless
Tongue of fool
Lap me in enmity
Four walled secret lies among the hessien
And a flicker of the future
Could've saved the cindered sister
And I'm motioning still they stand inside me
And moments until the one I leave

Colourless I kiss her cold forehead I feel life
Loose it in a minute and
The ones to come feel too far to care

And I'm motioning still they stand inside me
And moments until the one I leave

People concertina to my private magic lantern move for me
With the senses all inclusive
In the theatre of triggered memories

And I'm motioning still they stand inside me
And moments until the one I leave...


*** Thanx a lot to Sean & Serenar.j for this one ***

The Dumbing Down Of Love

Well-painted passion
You rightly suspect
Impersonation
The dumbing down of love
Jaded in anger
Love underwhelms you
No box of chocolates
Whichever way you fall

And if I tell you
Lover alone without love
What will happen
Lover alone without love
Will you listen
Lover alone without love
Without love

No no I'll get this
I want to treat you
You're still not famous
And you haven't struck it rich
Under-achieving
'Cause no-one's receiving
This tunnel vision
Is turning out all wrong

And if I tell you
Lover alone without love
What will happen
Lover alone without love
Will you listen
Lover alone without love
Without love

Music is worthless unless it can
Make a complete stranger
Break down and cry

And if I tell you
Lover alone without love
What will happen
Lover alone without love
Will you miss him
Love alone without love
Without love
Without love
Without love

*** Thanx a lot to r.j for this one ***

Old Piano

What's that you're saying there
Oh well
Rain rushing window pain
Oh well
Not sure what space i'm in
Oh well
But i'm safe inside me here
Oh well...

Lying here
Ly... ly... ly...
Lying here alone

*** Thanx a lot to Johan & Erik for this one ***

Non Album Tracks

Holding Out For A Hero

( Shrek 2 OST - Bonnie Tyler Cover )

Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the gods
Where's the street-wise Hercules
To fight the rising odds
Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed
Late at night toss and turn and dream of what I need

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
Larger than life

Somewhere after midnight
In my wildest fantasy
Somewhere just beyond my reach
There's someone reaching back for me
Racing on the thunder
Rising with the heat
It's gonna take a superman to sweep me off my feet

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
Larger than life

Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I would swear that there's someone somewhere
Watching me

Through the wind and the chill and the rain
And the storm and the flood
I can feel his approach
Like the fire in my blood

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
Larger than life

Close Up

( B-Side )

Is this a feeling of something
About to happen
Like snapping out of something
I didn't realize I was in
Was I sleeping
What
How can you be so sure
If you've never been here before
I don't understand
It can't be that easy

I love you i hate you i love you i hate you
I can't keep my hands of you
I love you i hate you i love you i hate you

Get back, get away from them
It's all wrong
Keep calm for a moment
Look in my eyes
Get back, get away 'cause
This could get ugly
If you think that I'll let you go
You're out of your mind

Oh my God
I'm not supposed to say this
'Cause I know that you're trouble but
Is that your real name and why are you doing this
And how did I get here
Ok, no more questions
No worries
It's destination unknown
So dive in
The waters great
Listen I'm starting to speak like you

I love you i hate you i love you i hate you
You can do no wrong
I love you i hate you i love you i hate you

Get back, get away from them
It's all wrong
Keep calm for a moment
Look in my eyes
Get back, get away 'cause
This could get ugly
If you think that I'll let you go
You're out of your mind
You're out of your mind
You're out of your mind

Anata ga koe no
(hey, your voice)
Anata sono made hashitai no
(I just wanted to you talk about it)
Anata ga koe no
Anata sono made hashitai no

Get back, get away from them
It's all wrong
Keep calm for a moment
Look in my eyes
Get back, get away 'cause
This could get ugly
If you think that I'll let you go
You're out of your mind...

A New Kind Of Love

( Early song )

A new kind of love,
Genetically altered,
Enough of love life,
And I can't believe it's not love,
I can't help myself,
And you don't have to say that,
"It sparks across flames,
You'll feel it kicking in soon."

I have fallen in love,
By the feeling you are,
I have fallen in love,
With a feeling.

So you're running late,
And it's not even like you,
You were doing so well,
Did the dog eat your homework again?
I can't help myself,
Cause my friend says in real life,
"It's only the police,
That ever come lookin' for you."

I have fallen in love,
By the feeling you are,
I have fallen in love,
With a feeling.

I have fallen in love,
Her only feeling you are,
Cause if you're falling in love,
Let me feel it.

I've been busy,
You'll know then,
You know you're just saying that,
Are you going to get that?
What's that supposed to mean?

I've been busy, you know that,
You know you're just saying that,
Are you going to get that?
What's that supposed to mean?

I have fallen in love,
By the feeling you are,
I have fallen in love,
With a feeling.

I have fallen in love,
Her only feeling you are,
Cause if you're falling in love,
Let me feel it.

You let me feel it.
You let me feel it.
You let me feel it.

You let me feel it.
You let me feel it.
You let me feel it.
You let me feel it.

*** Thanx a lot to Automatic TLC for this one ***

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