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: READ FULL STORY