Thursday, March 22, 2007

Music, anyone?

Regina Spektor is starting to get pretty big. Maybe it's been coming for a while, and I'm just living in a void, but on my trip to Minneapolis, I swear I heard her song "Fidelity" almost every time I was in the car on one of the more "indie" radio stations. Which is not an entirely bad thing. I'm all for some new, good music getting airtime. I just hope that people are listening to her entire repertoire, and don't get sick of the one song, no matter how catchy it is. I can't exactly remember where I heard of her first, it was probably through Marin a while ago. So if you've already heard of her, already love her, then I apologize. Let me know that I'm waaaay behind on the times. But if not, check out her new stuff, but also give Soviet Kitsch a listen. It's a little less poppy, but I like it a little more. Her music is mainly piano-driven, with some occasional different instruments sprinkled in here and there. She can control her voice incredibly well, which can add a lot of depth to her songs. Her latest album definitely seems more easily-accessible, so it makes sense that people are just starting to catch on to her. So start there, and then work your way back. You'll be glad you did.

3 comments:

Jad said...

The crazy voice stuff she does on 'Fidelity', according to my singer friend, is actually a breathing exercise singers do to warm up their voices. I would guess she has some professional training. Either way, she's pretty fantastic.

a said...

I do hope that 'Fidelity' doesn't get over played but it is catchy and does get stuck in my head whenever I hear it! I like KT Tulsten too but they overplayed that 'Big Black Horse and a Cherry Tree' song WAAAY to much and that wasn't even the best song on the album!

AM said...

I haven't heard it much around and so every time I hear that song, I just absolutely fall in love with her music all over again. My favorite song on that album, though, has to be Samson. It's phenomenal!