Friday, March 02, 2007

New Music - Regina Spektor

So I guess it was last week sometime, I was up a little earlier than usual, so I turned the tv on while checking my email. I had somehow ended up on VH1. Low and behold, I was surprised to see something called "music videos"! I had thought these videos were a dead media format ever since Mtv turned to crap programing shows. So, It was some sort of count down show of the top videos. (top what? I don't know). Anyway, I heard this woman come on and her voice made me stop what I was doing on the computer and turn and focus on the video. It was something I couldn't turn away from. Not only was her voice incredible, but the video was so creative. The song's lyrics stuck in my head immediately but I didn't know who the artist was. So the next day while driving, I heard the same song on the radio. Again, I was impressed with the lyrics and voice. So the other day I made the effort to find out who this artist is. I ended up finding the video listed on VH1's website and found out the the artist was Regina Spektor. So off to itunes I go and I bought a special bonus album that had 19 songs for $12.99 vs 10 songs for $9.99. I lucked out because I like most of the songs (a few grate on my nerves). So I found her website and she has her videos online too. I encourage you to check them out. The two that I love are in the video section called: Fidelity and On the Radio.
A word of warning though... her song's have a real "pop" sound and I find myself with the tunes and lyrics STUCK in my head when I first wake up in the morning! It's infectious.


valejandras said...

i LOVE regina spektor and you should

her songs are a little out of the ordinary which makes her so appealing.

she's like a mini-tori amos.

kudos for spreading the word.

cyen said...

Sorry I didn't respond sooner... I thought she was too obscure for anyone else to have heard of her (well, if she's getting play on vh1, I guess she's not that obscure).
How are her other albums?
As always, thanks for checking out my blog :)

valejandras said...

and ditto on the responding... i forgot i left a comment on this post.

her first album is silliness, but done in such a way that you find it beautiful.

haven't heard anything otherwise... have you?