Remember Us to Life, encompasses sadly sentimental snapshots of nostalgic longing (“Black and White”) and stately balladry (“Grand Hotel”), which unfold like tangled miniature short stories. “Under the floorboards, there’s a deep well that leads to a spring that sprung up in hell,” Spektor confides on the latter tune, unlocking connections between the real world and the wide-open universe of her fertile mind.
On her current solo tour, Regina Spektor is performing generous set lists with more than 20 songs drawn from throughout her career. The Russian-American songwriter will need little more than her melodious voice and declarative piano accents to fill the cavernous, echoing spaces of the Theatre at Ace Hotel. Along with past favorites, Spektor promises to play “some never officially released little songs that want to hang out too.” Her most recent album, 2016’s