Regina Spektor Speaks ‘From the Cheap Seats’
When looking for material for her upcoming album, ‘What We Saw from the Cheap Seats,’ Regina Spektor dug deep into her archives and found several old songs that she felt fit in well with her new ones.
In a recent interview, Spektor said that several of the songs on ‘Cheap Seats’ have been around for nearly ten years. “I wrote ‘Open’ when I was still living at my parents’ house, so that’s maybe 2003 or 2004,’ she told NME. “‘All The Rowboats’ has been around since 2004 or 2005, ‘Patron Saint’ is quite old too. In my mind, they’re always in vague places.” Spektor mentioned ‘Firewood’ as one of the newer songs.
In fact, the second single, ‘Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)‘ was originally included on her 2002 release, ‘Songs.’ But because ‘Songs’ consists entirely of one-take performances, she wanted the opportunity to give them the production she felt they deserved.
‘What we Saw from the Cheap Seats,’ which will be released May 29, was produced by Mike Elizondo.
‘What We Saw From The Cheap Seats’ Tracklist
1. Small Town Moon
2. Oh Marcello
3. Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)
5. Patron Saint
7. All The Rowboats
8. Ballad Of A Politician
10. The Party
12. Call Them Brothers
13. The Prayer Of Francois Villon
14. Old Jacket