Previewing new tracks via Facebook has become de rigueur with bands nowadays. Click “Like” and you’ll be privy to a world of new music, and the band will gain another fan who will (hopefully) buy their music. Today Regina Spektor jumped on the Facebook Like bandwagon, premiering her new track “All The Rowboats” on the social network.
The track is the first single off of Spektor’s upcoming album — her first in three years — What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, and sounds eerily similar to Tom Waits’ “Cemetery Polka.” Obviously, Spektor’s voice is a lot less gravel-torn than Waits’, but the melody is pretty close. Lyrically, the song is kind of reminiscent of the plot of Night at the Museum, giving feeling and personification to “all the rowboats in the paintings” at a museum, as well as other art objects like violins “in glass coffins” where “they’ve forgotten how to sing.”
What We Saw From The Cheap Seats is out on Sire/Warner Brothers Records in late spring. You can listen to “All The Rowboats” below.