Music Gear News

At we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Piano player Spektor calls mainstream music 'formulaic'

Well-known piano player and songstress Regina Spektor has been offering-up some of her opinions about what she terms
Great deals on musical instruments
Well-known piano player and songstress Regina Spektor has been offering-up some of her opinions about what she terms "mainstream music," calling this type of music "formulaic".

The woman behind songs like Human of the Year, Samson, Consequence of Sound and Better suggested in the Telegraph that the structures employed in some samey songs are unattractive to her.

"Mainstream music has been cornered into a dead end. It's formulaic," she said in the recent interview.

"When you're reading beautiful haikus, you never think this is too structured. But when I hear another song that is just like every other, then the structure is like a bad smell. It crushes you."

Spektor's latest LP, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats, hit shelves back in May, treating fans to songs such as Ballad of a Politician, Firewood and Patron Saint.

Her past, piano-flavoured tunes include Us, Chemo Limo and Poor Little Rich Boy.

According to Spektor's Facebook page, she's set to take in the likes of Madrid, Berlin and Moscow for future gigs.

She has also sung on a song with Ben Folds called You Don't Know Me.

Published by KT.ADNFCR-2133-ID-801400716-ADNFCR Posted on 4 Jul 2012 16:52 to category : Music News

Related Music News


Want to win 1,000 Euros worth of Shure equipment and a trip to London for a vocal masterclass at the Academy of Contemporary Music and recording session at Metropolis Studios? Discover more.

8 Oct 2015 12:23

The Taylor Guitars Road Show 2015 will be stopping off at Gear4music headquarters, York on the 29.10.15 for an evening of guitar talk, gear and demonstrations.

7 Oct 2015 17:04

Yamaha trumpet travels almost 2,000 miles for the Brentwood Imperial Youth Band's special guest appearance at the Spasskaya Tower Festival in Moscow - Russia's equivalent of the Edinburgh Tattoo.

25 Sep 2015 11:03

You can now bridge the gap between your Elektron hardware and your music studio software through a single USB connection thanks to the brand new Overbridge and Overhub.

2 Sep 2015 13:27

Yanagisawa have confirmed they will be sponsoring Saxophone Day 2015 at Birmingham University.

26 Aug 2015 15:42

We have all heard of the internationally popular game Guitar Hero? Well, Push Hero has just entered the fold!

20 Jul 2015 15:54

Recent Music News


Universal Audio is now offering a FREE UAD Satellite Quad worth 719 GBP when you purchase selected Universal Audio Apollo rackmount interfaces. The offer is valid until 31st December 2015.

20 Nov 2015 12:26

Fender Custom Shop guitars are now available in-store and online at Gear4music.

18 Nov 2015 12:58

Novation is offering customers the opportunity to win a week intensive Ableton Live production course, take part in artist's masterclasses as well as performing live in a popular Berlin club. Are you in?

18 Nov 2015 12:21

Mackie is offering a free iPad for customers who purchase a Mackie DL32R mixer from Gear4music before 31st December 2015.

17 Nov 2015 17:23

VIP Software Launch New Version and Website.

17 Nov 2015 17:00

A one-of-a-kind custom-made pair of Adam A77X studio monitors are up for grabs as the top prize in Adam Audio's soundtrack competition.

13 Nov 2015 15:07