“Becoming All Alone” by Regina Spektor is Dan’s DJ Pick of the Week! Regina Spektor is a New York-based singer-songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. She was born into a musical family, studying piano throughout her childhood. She formally began her music career in 1997, finding an audience in the New York indie music scene by the early 2000s. Since then, she has released seven studio albums, as well as numerous EPs and singles. Her musical style stems from the Anti-Folk scene, where she first found her footing as a performer.
The production behind “Becoming All Alone” makes use of both electronic and acoustic instruments. The introduction and select verse sections utilize only piano, strings, and vocals. However, the chorus sections add in a wall of electronics and effects, including sequenced drums and zany synths. The song takes full advantage of Spektor’s piano chops, using the instrument in place of a guitar or synth in the lead role. Meanwhile, Spektor’s vocals have an innate sense of flow, effortlessly carving out a story of dealing with loneliness.
Regina Spektor released “Becoming All Alone” alongside the announcement of her latest album, Home, before and after. Pre-orders and pre-saves for this album, which releases June 24th, are available here. In addition, Spektor will perform a few live shows this spring: dates and ticketing information are listed here. Otherwise, be sure to keep up with Regina Spektor through her social media accounts, as well as her website. Also, feel free to check out the lyric video for “Becoming All Alone” below!
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