March 28, 2012

Trapped & Drowned

Although we had listened to a preview already a few weeks back, today this blog has the great pleasure to show you the official clip for Regina Spektor's most recent slight of creation entitled All the Rowboatsthe first single from What We Saw From the Cheap Seats, her eagerly-awaited new studio album, the first since 2009's Far. The LP is set to be released on May 29.

Introduced by a pretty suggestive sound with a hint of intrigue and obscurity, it's delivered through the harmony of her classical piano tinged with an electronic throb, which seem to give an even greater emphasis on the lyrics. Although Miss Spektor has always managed to captivate us with melodies drenched in warmth, joy and smiles, this song is dark, brooding and edgy. But even so, I still consider myself as a reginaholic.

As far as the video is concerned, it plunges her into a blurry aquatic dream-reality full of stop-motion animation and light effects. A three-and-a-half-minute story where she wanders around the darkness playing her fav instrument, dancing dramatically and having her hair swept by the wind. Are you ready for this crafty, high-velocity and claustrophobic chase clip?

Moreover, she has recently announced another track included in the aforementioned album, What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, a new version of Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas), which was previously on her 2002 record Songs. Check it out below.


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