“I listened to Regina’s albums obsessively while writing the series, so I immediately thought of her for our theme song. I love Regina and I’m so grateful she agreed to do it. I had total faith in her and she nailed it. I think she’s a genius,” stated creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan. Orange Is the New Black, Netflix’s new series is scheduled to drop tonight.
Orange Is the New Black is story of a Brooklyn based lady whose shady past finally catches up to her and lands her in jail. On the outside she is the picture of a young woman making it for herself in New York. In actuality, she is in hiding from her criminal laden past. The story of Piper Chapman in Orange Is the New Black follows and is inspired by the life story of ex-inmate Piper Kerman.
“When we met in New York, Jenji painted such an exciting and clear picture of the series that I started to hear some ideas right away. Jenji has a way of putting so much humor and heart into her work that by the time I was sent a few episodes I was completely hooked on all the stories. It’s a unique and great series – and I’m so glad she invited me to be a part of it!” Spektor said on her participation on the theme song.
Spektor’s full length song “You’ve Got Time” which was used in part for the theme song was made available to the public earlier this week. Spektor’s song can be found on practically any major music site like Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, Zune marketplace, and the list goes on.
Listen to the song below.