‘Orange Is The New Black’ theme writer drops “chamber” music revamp
Singer Regina Spektor, who wrote the original “You’ve Got Time” theme, released a new “chamber” version of the song to mark the show's end.
The Russian-born songwriter worked with Rob Moose and members of the yMusic ensemble to create the updated rendition. Spektor commented saying the new version “now has a more hushed and eerie feeling to it.”
Back in 2013, Spektor was approached by the show's creator to write the song after he obsessed with her music.
“I listened to Regina’s albums obsessively while writing the series, so I immediately thought of her for our theme song,” Jenji Kohan told Entertainment Weekly at the time.
“What a special world Jenji created and invited us all into,” Spektor said in a statement. “Over the years it was a privilege to see the Orange Family grow and expand and experiment. Making a new interpretation of the song felt like a fitting way to say goodbye.”
You can check out the new version of the Orange Is The New Black Theme in the player below.
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