Summer Mixtape: Regina Spektor on fame, fairy tales, war in Ukraine

“I love fairytales and I love myths, and I love the made-up world because I feel like sometimes, you just have that little extra bit of space to sort through the craziness that is our world,” says Regina Spektor about finding inspiration for her music. Photo by Shervin Lainez.

Today kicks off Press Play’s second annual series, “Summer Mixtape,” which features musician interviews and custom sets from KCRW DJs. 

Singer-songwriter Regina Spektor talks about “Home, before and after,” her first album in six years. She reflects on the power of storytelling and fairy tales in her music. 

KCRW’s Wyldeflower spins an exclusive DJ set inspired by singer-songwriter Regina Spektor. It includes tracks from Spektor, Fiona Apple, Jimetta Rose, and Khruangbin.