Regina Spektor has come a long way since her youthful days spent learning the piano in the Soviet Union. Those past memories are the focus of the singer-songwriter’s latest music video for Remember Us to Life track “Bleeding Heart”.
Helmed by her Spektor’s husband, Jack Dishel, the clip weaves footage of the musician singing and dancing before an illustrated skyline with old videos and photos dating back to her earliest years. The most vintage black-and-white pieces come courtesy of her father, whom Spektor remembers fondly.
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“Throughout my childhood I’d sometimes get tired of standing as [my father] took his light meter readings or asked me to play piano or pose,” Spektor explained to NPR. “But now when I look back on every recorded moment, I’m just grateful. It took hard work and patience on his part — most of the photos were developed and printed by him in his darkroom in spare time from work.”
Watch the visual up above. Remember Us to Life is out now.