Regina Spektor‘s career is littered with gems on a spectrum ranging from deep, heartfelt ballads to skippy, quirky pop numbers. “Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)” is the skippiest, quirkiest, poppiest track from her most recent album, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, and the video bears the random, whimsical flag even further. Set in what appears to be the most baller NYC apartment ever, the video features Spektor letting loose with her adorably weird self. The punchy piano and trumpet tiptoe around shots of the songstress floating in midair, setting fire to some books (and conjuring a flaming trumpet player), fencing on top of a table, and watching a wind-up toy caterpillar race, among many, many other things. It’s one of the most lighthearted music videos in recent memory and is a delightful reminder that, while Spektor’s pipes can carry devastating heartbreak, they can also be completely, wonderfully, sweetly carefree.
STREAM: Regina Spektor – “Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)”