With its honking keys ostensibly reminiscent of The Black Parade, its skidding guitars of Suck It And See and its wildly impatient lyricisms of “animals trapped, trapped, trapped ’til the cage is full” redolent of a certain Karen O, for once a Regina Spektor song isn’t immediately identifiable thus. But as even she soothes midway through You’ve Got Time, “Taking steps is easy/ Standing still is hard” and from a creative perspective, it sounds as though the Bolshie anti-folkstress’ feet have grown itchy. Penned in aid of Netflix’ original comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black, it’s all a little removed from Spektor’s readily perceptible comfort zone – as is the burst of tremolo guitar to interfere two thirds of the way through – although if “everything is different the second time around” then it’s one which only grows into itself with repeated exposure much unlike Jenji Kohan’s aforesaid series is believed to be.
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- Back among the proverbial pigeons, stream #ThePerfectMess from @bloodredshoes’ upcoming 4th, and finally eponymous LP http://t.co/fxO2oSYgln about 2 days ago from web
- Later, the last of seven tracks to his Sentimentality EP, may yet prove @Spitzlang’s breakthrough tune for thought: http://t.co/hlwr8cFsbp about 2 days ago from web
- Beautiful as it is bloody disorienting, stream Dehost – a dolorous first from London songsmith, Jon Jackson: http://t.co/lJt2SrBxWm about 2 days ago from web
- At times stereotypically torturous, D&D review @XiuXiuforLife pay #Nina Simone the ultimate tribute: http://t.co/Z1wAwM8Ono @graveface_recs about 2 days ago from web