Regina Spektor: Far

Although FASHION can’t endorse the unsafe summer pastime of riding around city streets in creaky vintage cruisers, with a straw hat instead of a helmet, and headphones in both ears, we can say this: if you’re going to do it, do it listening to Regina Spektor. The pianist-chanteuse’s newest offering  waltzes out today, just in time for cotton dress weather. Though the album’s called Far (Warner Bros. + Reprise Records), it’s no departure from Spektor’s sometimes cutesy, sometimes poignant eclecticism. Too whimsical to be melancholy—even her bluesy tracks are really more cerulean—it’s a perfect soundtrack for lazy sun days. Skip the sappy first single, “Laughing With,” in favour of dreamier standouts like “Blue Lips” and “Eet.”

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