Video: Imogen Heap goes to Bhutan

She went to Bhutan for “the amazing scenery, to meet people I didn’t know much about, and to discover a new culture,” says musician Imogen Heap — and sure enough, all of this has come into play in her new music. In this behind-the-scenes clip behind the making of two new songs and their videos, Heap explains how the sights and sounds of Bhutan — temple bells, the crackling of fires, the thwick of an archer’s bow, Buddhist monks and nuns chanting, “somebody shoeing a horse” — inspired her and actually became part of her work.

It all makes for very enjoyable watching. Also, view the videos for the two songs (links open in new windows): “Cycle Song” and “Climb to Sakteng”.