Regina Spektor just released her new album Remember Us To Life, her first release since 2012’s LP What We Saw From The Cheap Seats.
The 11-track record comes after a brief hiatus from the singer. After her tour ended three years ago, Regina became pregnant with her first child. She stepped out of the public eye as she descended into motherhood and spent some time living in her “own world.”
“I didn’t really plan it,” she said. “I was a little bit holed up because I was pregnant for a while, and then I had the baby, so I was just more in my own world.”
Remember Us To Life is a magical piece of music from the 36-year-old, composed of entirely newly written music. “As I was writing all the songs, the desire to put older songs onto this particular record just kind of left,” she said to Rolling Stone about the release.
Earlier this year, Regina worked on a song with Chance The Rapper and recorded a cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” for the animated film Kubo and the Two Strings. Though her song with Chance wasn’t used in the final version of his Coloring Book album, he did praise her work.
As for her new music, you can definitely look forward to hearing lots of strings and processed piano. For that, you can thank the album’s producer, Leo Abrahams. The pair, both of experimental backgrounds, make a charming pair, especially on tracks like “Older And Taller” and “Obsolete.”
There is a range of emotion of RUTL, thanks to the poetic writing of Spektor’s lyrics. In “The Light,” Regina sings “The light was shining in my eyes before I closed them/ All the dreams I had the night before came back.”
Listen to a few tracks from Remember Us To Life below!