Regina Spektor today unveils her new single Up The Mountain. The song features on her highly anticipated eight studio album Home, before and after which follows on June 24th on Warner Records.
Home, before and after is Spektor at her most inspired and opens with the recently released Becoming All Alone, a surrealist ballad with a majestically swelling arrangement that comes alive. The album possesses her most palpable New York atmosphere in years, which is fitting as it was recorded in upstateNew York, where it was produced by John Congleton and co-produced by Spektor.
The Russian-Jewish-American singer, songwriter and pianist first achieved commercial success with theRIAA Gold-certified breakthrough Begin To Hope, which included the singles Fidelity, On The Radio, Better and Samson. Spektors fifth and sixth albums Far (2009) and What We Saw From The Cheap Seats (2012) both debuted at #3 on the Billboard album chart. She has performed at The White House as well as on Broadway and Saturday Night Live, and has contributed to many projects spanning film, television, and music including The Hamilton Mixtape.
Spektors previous album, 2016s Remember Us To Life, received extensive critical praise from the likes ofNPR, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, People and many more. Her subsequent UK tour included a London show at the Eventim Apollo, which prompted The Guardian to state, All hail a songwriter of substance shes a cult artist, but its a cult big enough to fill the Apollo.
During the summer of 2019, Spektor completed a successful five-night Broadway residency at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Next comes a run of solo shows, including a special night at Carnegie Hall, plus tour dates with Norah Jones.