One of Regina Spektor's biggest claims to fame is her unique sound -- although she's been compared to artists like Tori Amos, she's really her own artist, and she doesn't really sound like anyone else. Well, except for that one song that borrows a chunk of the melody from a soul classic...
Nobody conducts interviews quite like Stephen Colbert, so when Regina Spektor stopped by the set of 'The Colbert Report' last night (June 7), she probably knew she was in for a little something different. Still, she probably couldn't have guessed that Colbert would ask her "How do I know you’re not a spy?"
"I love Paris in the rain," the Russian-born, American-raised Regina Spektor sings repeatedly at the end of 'Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas),' a bouncy, infectious French pop ditty that serves as the second single off her latest full-length platter, 'What We Saw from the Cheap Seats.' It's an odd ending to a song seemingly about bustling street life in New York City. But then again, the song itself is a bit unusual -- in the most compelling of ways.
The release of Regina Spektor's new album 'What We Saw from the Cheap Seats' is still about a month away, and there's nothing anyone can do about it -- but Regina is making your wait a little easier by offering a few sneak peeks at the LP. She's already released a pair of singles 'Seats,' and now you can hear a third track, 'Small Town Moon,' right here in the comfort of your own browser window.