Regina Spektor has released, “You’ve Got Time,” the original theme song for the Netflix Original Series, “Orange is the New Black.” The hour-long series from creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan, most-widely known as the creator of Showtime comedy-drama Weeds, stars Taylor Schilling, and is based on the popular memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman. The release of the single comes as Spektor prepares to embark on her 2013 Summer Tour of mostly European venues including headline festival appearances at England’s Secret Garden Party, Sweden’s Stockholm Music and Arts Festival, and Germany’s Haldern Pop Festival. Regina will also headline her own concert at historic Caesarea in Israel on August 24.
Said series creator and executive producer Kohan, “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.” Spektor stated, “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!” After this year’s tour dates, Spektor will record the follow up to 2012’s What We Saw From The Cheap Seats (Sire) in 2014.