After keeping a low profile the last few years, Regina Spektor is back with a brand new album, Remember Us to Life. She’s also contributed to the soundtrack for the upcoming animated adventure flick Kubo and the Two Strings.
The singer-songwriter and pianist tackled “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, the George Harrison-penned song off The Beatles’White Album. Accompanied by poignant strings, Spektor easily does the original justice — her take lovely, sweeping, and sweet in all the right places. It’s nice to have Spektor back again.
Stream it below.
Update: Watch the video for Spektor’s cover.
The Kubo and the Two Strings OST is out today; it features a score by Oscar-winning composer Dario Marianelli, known for his work on Atonement and Pride and Prejudice. Meanwhile, the film, which features voice acting from Charlize Theron and Ralph Fiennes, hits theaters on August 19th.