Our first taste of Regina Spektor’s 6th LP, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, arrived this morning in the form of “All The Rowboats.” Producer Mike Elizondo’s sequenced beats stand out most upon first listen, recalling the Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Jay-Z collaborator’s 2005 re-imagining of Fiona Apple’s Extraordinary Machine (such as on “Tymps”) more closely than his work in hip-hop. The result is a darker, more urgent direction for Spektor that keeps her renowned knack for memorable melodies at the fore. In short, this really works and we can’t wait to hear more. Check it out above.
Further details on What We Saw From The Cheap Seats are to-be-announced, though a release date is expected for this spring.