I'm a music producer/song writer that works with singers. I sing my melodies and then work them out quickly on the keyboard. I'm currently working with four different singers on different projects. Anyway, you get the idea. Vocals are an important part of what I do.
There is a singer that has inspired me recently. Ever since I heard her sing on a track on the 'Garden State' soundtrack, I have loved her tone. I didn't know who she was. The track was 'Let Go' from the group Frou Frou. I later found out this was a collaboration project and the singer was actually Imogen Heap.
I love the way she uses technology, too. I think singers should record themselves. They are best at taking their own criticism. The less emotional complexity in the writing process the better. A track should be a clear defined expression. Simple is good (says the over-producer)
These girls were obviously inspired by 'Let Go' as well.
Here is the original
Ok, one more while I'm heaping it on