Regina Spektor has released a new, short and sweet single, “Birdsong.” First heard on Amazon’s The Romanoffs, the single is a collaboration between Spektor and the show’s creator, Matthew Weiner.
The track, clocking in at a little over a minute and a half, abandons the singer-songwriter’s signature piano in favor of a sparse and somewhat sporadic acoustic guitar. It’s meditative in nature, musing on tranquility in the morning (and the ebb and flow of such) with lines like “Out of the quiet / Out of the sunrise / I hear the birdsong / give way to sirens.”
The release comes just after Spektor’s performance with National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Next month, she will join the likes of Lana Del Rey and Mitski, to name a few, at Jack Antonoff’s fifth annual Ally Coalition Talent Show, benefitting LGBTQ+ communities.
A few days later, Spektor will join the Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays benefit supporting the True Colors Fund, which works to end homelessness in LGBTQ+ youth.
Check out “Birdsong” below, and revisit Paste’s 2016 interview with Spektor and our ranking of her 10 best songs.