Regina Spektor: Tiny Desk Concert – Après Moi

Regina Spektor: Tiny Desk Concert – Après Moi

What Is It?

The song Après Moi, by Regina Spektor, from the YouTube video Regina Spektor: Tiny Desk Concert (this link starts later in the concert) by the YouTube channel NPR Music.

Here is the description for this video:

Bob Boilen | August 5, 2022
Regina Spektor sat in her hotel room waiting as we tuned the piano behind my desk. In those idle moments, she whipped up a “Tiny Song,” and she opens her concert singing this sweet, funny and tiny ditty. “Took a train from New York to D.C. / And everyone was coughing on me,” she sings, “But I wore a real tight mask / And got myself a negative COVID test.” I won’t spoil the rest, except to say that what unfolds over the course of the next five songs is the humor and passions I’ve loved in Regina Spektor’s music since receiving an early release of her Soviet Kitsch CD in 2004.

Now 18 years later, Regina has made what I believe is her most astonishing record to date, Home, before and after. We hear two songs from this 2022 release, including the album’s opening track, “Becoming All Alone.” The story has Regina walking home alone when she hears God call out her name: “And He said, ‘Hey, Let’s grab a beer / It’s awful late / We both right here,’ ” she sings, “And we didn’t even have to pay / ‘Cause God is God / And He’s revered.” Their conversation ensues, and Spektor wonders just why life and loneliness don’t improve with time. It’s the type of truth and whimsy that makes for such heartbreaking music, including old favorites “Fidelity” and “Samson,” performed here simply on piano with charm and conviction.

SET LIST
“Tiny Song”
“Loveology”
“Becoming All Alone”
“Après Moi”
“Fidelity”
“Samson”

MUSICIANS
Regina Spektor: piano, vocals

TINY DESK TEAM
Producer/Creative Director: Bob Boilen
Director: Kara Frame
Editor: Michael Zamora
Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin
Series Producer: Bobby Carter
Videographers: Kara Frame, Michael Zamora, Josh Bryant
Audio Assistant: Natasha Branch
Production Assistants: Jill Britton, Joby Tanseco
Tiny Desk Team: Suraya Mohamed, Marissa Lorusso, Hazel Cills, Ashley Pointer, Maia Stern
VP, Visuals, and Music: Keith Jenkins

#TinyDesk #NPRMusic #ReginaSpektor

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Regina Spektor – Après Moi

Après Moi Video

What is it?

Today’s song is the song Après Moi by the Russian American musician Regina Spektor from her album Begin To Hope.

Regina Spektor: Tiny Desk Concert
Regina Spektor – Après Moi (Austin City Limits 2007)

Here are the descriptions for both of these videos:

Provided to YouTube by Sire

Après Moi · regina spektor

Begin To Hope

℗ 2006 Sire Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S. Marketed by Warner Bros. Records Inc., A Warner Music Group Company.

Masterer: Bob Ludwig
Additional Engineer: Craig Bishop
Engineer, Mixer, Producer: David Kahne
Performed by: Regina Spektor
Co-Producer: Regina Spektor
Drums: Shawn Pelton
Assistant Mixing Engineer: Will Hensely
Writer: Regina Spektor

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Bob Boilen | August 5, 2022
Regina Spektor sat in her hotel room waiting as we tuned the piano behind my desk. In those idle moments, she whipped up a “Tiny Song,” and she opens her concert singing this sweet, funny and tiny ditty. “Took a train from New York to D.C. / And everyone was coughing on me,” she sings, “But I wore a real tight mask / And got myself a negative COVID test.” I won’t spoil the rest, except to say that what unfolds over the course of the next five songs is the humor and passions I’ve loved in Regina Spektor’s music since receiving an early release of her Soviet Kitsch CD in 2004.

Now 18 years later, Regina has made what I believe is her most astonishing record to date, Home, before and after. We hear two songs from this 2022 release, including the album’s opening track, “Becoming All Alone.” The story has Regina walking home alone when she hears God call out her name: “And He said, ‘Hey, Let’s grab a beer / It’s awful late / We both right here,’ ” she sings, “And we didn’t even have to pay / ‘Cause God is God / And He’s revered.” Their conversation ensues, and Spektor wonders just why life and loneliness don’t improve with time. It’s the type of truth and whimsy that makes for such heartbreaking music, including old favorites “Fidelity” and “Samson,” performed here simply on piano with charm and conviction.

SET LIST
“Tiny Song”
“Loveology”
“Becoming All Alone”
“Après Moi”
“Fidelity”
“Samson”

MUSICIANS
Regina Spektor: piano, vocals

TINY DESK TEAM
Producer/Creative Director: Bob Boilen
Director: Kara Frame
Editor: Michael Zamora
Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin
Series Producer: Bobby Carter
Videographers: Kara Frame, Michael Zamora, Josh Bryant
Audio Assistant: Natasha Branch
Production Assistants: Jill Britton, Joby Tanseco
Tiny Desk Team: Suraya Mohamed, Marissa Lorusso, Hazel Cills, Ashley Pointer, Maia Stern
VP, Visuals, and Music: Keith Jenkins

#TinyDesk #NPRMusic #ReginaSpektor

September 16th, 2007.

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