Kitschy songbird Regina Spektor is the subject of a thought-provoking profile by The New York Times Magazine, where she talks about her family’s immigration, her musical influences, and recording her sixth album, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats. In conjunction with the piece (on actual news shelves May 20th), Spektor debuted another album track, “How”. Backed by the gentle sway of strings and a piano part that’s sparse and somber (and randomly whimsical), Spektor wants to have her cake and eat it too in the game of romantic nostalgia (“Time can come and take away the pain/But I just want my memories to remain”). Stream it now at NYTimes.com.
What We Saw From the Cheap Seats hits stores on May 29th via Sire/Warner Bros. Records. If you haven’t already, check out these other album tracks: lead single “All The Rowboats”, Dont Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas), and “Small Town Moon” (plus peep the video for bonus track “Call Them Brothers”).