Soviet Spektor strays from the mainstream

Are you in the mood for music different from what’s playing on the radio? Try Regina Spektor. Not only does Spektor go against the mainstream of music, but she sounds good doing so.

Though she may play an unpopular genre—indie-folk—like the more well-known artist Norah Jones, Spektor has managed to gain a large fan base, and has extended her music career further than she thought possible.

Born in the Soviet Union to an already musically inclined family, Spektor’s family moved to the United States for a new life; a life that would eventually lead Spektor into music stardom.

Spektor has mastered the piano, and vocals, and writes all of her own songs. She writes unusual lyrics about all aspects of life and the human imagination, covering everything from love, to doing dishes, all with her original flare.

Some of her most popular songs come from her albums Soviet Kitsch, and Begin to Hope. Songs like “Fidelity”, “On the Radio” and “Après Moi” are some of her more popular songs, which are filled with imaginative lyrics and excellent piano playing.

Her latest album, Live in London, featured her playing many of her most beloved songs in front of a live crowd. Not only does this album come in CD format, it also comes with a Blue Ray movie, where you can watch and be part of the audience. Spektor’s songs have been featured in movies such as The Chronicles of Narnia, and(500) Days of Summer. She is also involved with many charity concerts.

If you enjoy musical creativity, and want to listen to original music, Regina Spektor is definitely one to check out, as she has helped redefined pop music.

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