What goes best with a prison-issue jumpsuit and fifteen-month sentence for narcotics possession? A new Regina Spektor song! Of course.
That, at least, was Jenji Kohan’s idea. Kohan is the Emmy-winning creator of Weeds and the new Netflix comedy-drama Orange Is The New Black – based on the memoir of Piper Kerman, a privileged young liberal-arts undergrad who became entangled in a drug trafficking ring and nearly a decade later, ended up serving time for her crimes.
So how did Spektor get involved? Kohan tells EW, “I listened to Regina’s albums obsessively while writing the series, so I immediately thought of her for our theme song … I had total faith in her and she nailed it.” Listen to it exclusively below, and watch the full credits sequence:
Regina will spend the summer touring in Europe (she begins July 28 in Hovington, UK), including three headlining festival shows: England’s Secret Garden Party, Sweden’s Stockholm Music and Arts Festival, and Germany’s Haldern Pop Festival.
“You’ve Got Time,” available digitally tomorrow (preorder it here), is Spektor’s first new release since 2012’s What We Saw From The Cheap Seats; she is working on a full-length followup for 2014. Orange Is the New Black premieres on Netflix July 11.