Regina Spektor returns with her seventh album Remember Us To Life, out September 30 on WMA. Fans who pre-order the standard or deluxe edition digital format of the album from will receive an instant grat download of the first single, Bleeding Heart. Remember Us To Life is available to pre-order now.
The new LP marks Spektor’s first outing since 2012’s What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Album Chart and her Grammy-nominated theme song You’ve Got Time for the hit Netflix show Orange Is The New Black. Recently it was announced that Spektor has recorded George Harrison’s classic While My Guitar Gently Weeps for the animated film Kubo and The Two Strings, to be released August 19.
Her lyrical pop style is personal, poignant, and wise, and never lacking in lighthearted moments.”—The New Yorker
Remember Us To Life is composed entirely of all new songs recently written by Spektor, a change from past albums when she would record songs written throughout her career. Spektor gave birth to her first child in 2014 and she spent considerable time writing during and after her pregnancy. Says Spektor, “I made more art and felt more inspired than I had in a long time.”
Spektor recorded with producer Leo Abrahams (David Byrne/Brian Eno, Frightened Rabbit, Paolo Nutini) in Los Angeles at The Village Studios. Says Spektor of Abrahams, “he is such a kind and talented musician. And person! I felt very grateful to work with him.”
Born in the Soviet Union, Spektor began studying classical piano when she was six. Her family emigrated in 1989, landing in New York City, where she continued her classical training. Spektor eventually studied composition at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College where she graduated with honours. She began writing pop songs in her late teens and made her recorded debut in 2001 with the self-released 11:11, a collection of songs heavily influenced by jazz and blues. Songs followed in 2002 and Soviet Kitsch in 2004. Spektor’s commercial breakthrough came in 2006 on her fourth LP, Begin to Hope. The gold-certified album included the singles On the Radio, Better and Fidelity, which climbed the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Spektor’s fifth album, Far released in 2009, and sixth album, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats released in 2012, both debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
“Spektor has one of those capital V-Voices that sticks out no matter what genre, what song, what compilation you put them in.”—Time
Spektor’s songs have appeared in TV shows and movies including Orange Is The New Black, Grey’s Anatomy, Weeds, How I Met Your Mother, Veronica Mars, The Good Wife and (500) Days of Summer. Spektor played for the Obamas and guests at the White House and performed as part of philanthropic campaigns for Tibet, Doctors Without Borders, and many more. Her most recent tours included her first concerts in her native Russia plus sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, The Royal Albert Hall in London and two nights at Sydney Opera House in Australia.
Remember Us To Life Track Listing
- Bleeding Heart
- Older And Taller
- Grand Hotel
- Small Bill$
- Black And White
- The Light
- The Trapper And The Furrier
- Sellers Of Flowers
- The Visit
- New Year (Deluxe Edition Only)
- The One Who Stayed And The One Who Left (Deluxe Edition Only)
- End Of Thought (Deluxe Edition Only)