Not only does Regina Spektor's latest song include plenty of French, it also creates a stark contrast with her earlier, somewhat dark single "All The Rowboats."
"Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)" is a happy, upbeat song about love in Paris. It will be released on What We Saw From The Cheap Seats on May 29, and is available for preorder here.
Interestingly, this is actually the second time Regina has taken a stab at this song. Via Pretty Much Amazing...
Regina Spektor must have felt she didn't get the cover of Jacques Brel's classic "Ne Me Quitte Pas" (it translates to "Don't Leave Me," which is what Regina's version is titled) she included on her 2002 record Songs right, because she's covering it again on her new record What We Saw From the Cheap Seats. Spektor translates it excellently into the bouncy twee pop she does best, what with a music box full of instruments (horns, strings, and of course that piano), and into English, at least during those lilting verses.