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Watch Regina Spektor as a Mermaid in the “Small Bill$” Video

Remember Us to Life Out Now via Warner Bros.

Oct 06, 2016 Regina Spektor
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Regina Spektor released her new album, Remember Us to Life, last week via Warner Bros. Previously she had shared “Bleeding Heart,” “Small Bill$,” “Black and White,” and “Older and Taller.” Now she has shared a video for “Small Bill$.” In the hybrid live action/animated video she rides a polar bear to a forest of giant Russian dolls before being transformed into a mermaid. Steven Mertens directed the video, which you can watch below.

Spektor commented on the video in a press release: “The ‘Small Bill video takes place in a magical world of bears, nesting dolls and mermaids. We had fun green screen filming and exploring hand drawn animation, hair and make up transformations. Steven Mertens (who happens to be an art friend all the way back from college days at SUNY Purchase, and played bass in the Moldy Peaches along with my husband Jack Dishel :-) ) directed it in LA. Hope you have fun watching it!”

Remember Us to Life is Spektor’s seventh album and the follow-up to 2012’s What We Saw From the Cheap Seats. It features all new songs written specifically for the album, as opposed to previous releases where she cherry picked songs written throughout her career. In 2014 Spektor gave birth to her first child and much of the album was written during and after her pregnancy. “I made more art and felt more inspired than I had in a long time,” she said in a press release. The album was recorded with producer Leo Abrahams (David Byrne/Brian Eno, Frightened Rabbit) in Los Angeles at The Village Studios.


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