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Listen To A New Song By Regina Spektor: 'All The Rowboats'

"All the Rowboats" will appear on Regina Spektor's upcoming album, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"All the Rowboats" will appear on Regina Spektor's upcoming album, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats.

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We last heard new music from Regina Spektor in 2009, but that freeze is about to thaw. According to her label, Sire, a new album called What We Saw From The Cheap Seats is scheduled for a late spring release. Tomorrow you'll be able to buy a song from the album called "All The Rowboats," but you can listen to it right now.

"All the Rowboats" will appear on Regina Spektor's upcoming album, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"All the Rowboats" will appear on Regina Spektor's upcoming album, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats.

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Listen To Regina Spektor's 'All The Rowboats'

All The Rowboats

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  • from What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
  • by Regina Spektor

The song gives life to great works of art trapped in museums, in a way only Regina Spektor can do it: "it's their own fault, for being timeless," she exclaims. Like all the songs on the new album, Spektor wrote "All The Rowboats" herself and recorded it with producer Mike Elizondo over this past summer. Solo piano is again the basis for the songs, but "All The Rowboats" gets big — especially the percussion. Elizondo, who also worked on Spektor's last record, Far, has produced for a wide variety of artists, including Fiona Apple, Dr. Dre, Mastodon and Carrie Underwood.

In addition to the new album, Spektor will release a seven-inch record with covers of two Russian songs, "The Prayer of Francois Villon" and "Old Jacket," for Record Store Day, on April 21. Starting in April, she'll also tour arenas with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.