My Secret Friend

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"My Secret Friend"
My Secret Friend single.jpg
Single by IAMX + Imogen Heap
from the album Kingdom of Welcome Addiction
Released 12 October 2009 (2009-10-12)
Format CD single
Recorded 2008-2009
Genre Electronica, Pop
Length 3:45 (radio edit)
4:06 (album version)
Label 61seconds
Writer(s) Chris Corner,
Imogen Heap

Chris Corner

IAMX singles chronology
"Tear Garden"
"My Secret Friend"
"Ghosts of Utopia"
Imogen Heap singles chronology
"First Train Home"
"My Secret Friend"

"My Secret Friend" is a song performed by IAMX and Imogen Heap, released as the third single from the album Kingdom of Welcome Addiction. The CD single is available only through the IAMX webstore.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Chris Corner, features Corner dressed as a woman, the video's lead female character, and Heap as a man, the lead male character. He stated in an interview that when he wrote it he pictured the characters as siblings, who have a romantic, possibly incestuous, relationship.[2] The video is featured on the CD single.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Chris Corner and Imogen Heap.

No. Title Length
1. "My Secret Friend (radio edit)" 3:45
2. "My Secret Friend (Omega Man remix)" 4:45
3. "My Secret Friend (The Unfall Broken Waltz rework)" (features vocals only by Chris Corner) 4:41
4. "My Secret Friend" (official music video) 4:31
5. "Running" (home video - acoustic - bonus) 4:44

Song versions[edit]

  • Album version - 4:06
  • Radio edit - 3:45
  • Omega Man remix - 4:45, remixed and additionally produced by Joe Wilson.
  • The Unfall Broken Waltz rework - 4:41, remixed by Corner under the alias Unfall, this version doesn't include Heap's vocals.
  • "Mein geheimer Freund" - 4:00, solo acoustic piano version in German released at IAMX's official YouTube channel announcing his Germany tour.[3]
  • Interpretation by Larry Driscoll - 3:27, cover version included on Dogmatic Infidel Comedown OK as a hidden song in a 4-song track.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart [4] 58