We adore Regina Spektor's latest album What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, but there is one track that blatantly stands out with its divergent style, unique composure, and pure emotional core…
And that somber, shiver-inducing tune is How.
Ch-ch-check out the soul piercing track along with it's newly released — and JUST as lovely — music video (above)!
We say How is divergent in style because while it remains true to Regina's signature, alt-pop-piano tinkering, staccato sound, the song takes on a whole different rhythm and melody structure than what we're used to from RS… it slightly reminds us of an old blues song!
And that emotion! You can hear it pouring out from somewhere deep within Regina. One speculation is that the song is about Regina's old piano she left behind in Russia… another is the more obvious, break-up song theory.
But whatever How is about, it's a ballad for the ages, and is a staple for anyone needing a sad, yet sonically gorgeous song to shed a few tears to when they need a good cry!