A little over a week ago Regina Spektor was “Laughing With” us via fart jokes and a bummer of a song: “No one laughs at God in a hospital / No one laughs at God in a war / … No one laughs at God when a doctor calls after some routine tests,” etc. Looking at its title, this second Far track sounds like it could follow a similarly chilly path, and it does: In “Blue Lips” we go from the minute to the global, learning via blue lips, blue veins, and the blue color of our planet (from far far away) that the hue’s the most human of colors. Those lips are red in the above pic, yes, but you shouldn’t overlook metaphorical blues either.
The song was produced by Jeff Lynne, who also did Far‘s “Genius Next Door,” “Folding Chair” and “The Wallet.” The album’s other producers are a varied bunch: Mike Elizondo (Dr Dre, Eminem), Garrett “Jackknife” Lee (R.E.M., Weezer), and Begin To Hope‘s David Kahne.
Far is out 6/23 via Sire. She plays the Beacon Theater in NYC on 6/17.