I might as well come out with it: Regina Spektor is one of my all-time favorite artists. It’s more than just the way she blends her classical training with indie-pop and folk; it’s her whole style of songwriting and performing—she’s catchy, deep, snarky and funny all at once. I don’t know many female singer/songwriters (including me) who wouldn’t like to be her–no one else sounds quite like she does.
Like so many millions of fans, I’ve been waiting anxiously for the new release, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats, Spektor’s first album in 3 years, which is finally set to drop at the end of this month. She’s been teasing us with singles from the album in the meantime, including “All the Rowboats” and “Don’t Leave Me.” The third teaser single, “Small Town Moon,” was recently made available to stream.
I love the way this song progresses, from the basic piano/vocal she’s known for, to this little jazzy-pop vibe, and then breaking into a full funky type of jam. All the kind of stuff that makes us love Regina Spektor. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album.
Meanwhile, take a listen to “Small Town Moon” here.