Regina Spektor makes quirky, literate and stylistically varied pop – talking to her recently, she said: “There are lots of different places I like to go to explore. I’ve written a straight-up jazz standard type song, and I’ve written a country song, if produced in a colour-by-numbers sort of way. I’m not really interested in having a specific genre, though. I don’t believe people have to commit to anything artistically.”
The Russian-born New Yorker has released five critically acclaimed albums, now counts President Barack Obama among her fans, and has a sixth album due for release later this month, called What We Saw from the Cheap Seats.
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Caspar Llewellyn Smith, The Guardian