The song, You’ve Got Time, plays in an edited version over the series’ opening title sequence, which features arresting images of the faces of female former prisoners.
The hour-long series from creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan stars Taylor Schilling, and is based on the popular memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman.
Spektor’s full-length version of the series theme song will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other major digital music service providers from the 9th of July. Orange is the New Black premieres on Thursday, July 11th.
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. – Jenji Kohan series creator and executive producer
The release of Regina Spektor’s newest single comes as the New York-based artist prepares to embark on her 2013 Summer Tour of mostly European venues including headline festival appearances here in the UK at the Secret Garden Party as well as Sweden’s Stockholm Music and Arts Festival and Germany’s Haldern Pop Festival.
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! – Regina Spektor