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Regina Spektor Records Main Title Theme for Netflix’s Orange is the New Black

Posted by Kayla Tooma on 07/24 at 05:26 PM

Regina Spektor has a new song and a new sound. She recorded the song “You’ve Got Time” to be used as the main title theme for the new Netflix Orginial series, Orange is the New Black. The song is much heavier than her usual sound that is piano dependent and has an interesting mix of a jazz, indie, and folk feel. However, “You’ve Got Time” is fast and has a cool rock and roll vibe.  She takes a moment in the bridge to slow down and soften up, followed by some haunting instrumentals. The song is kind of reminiscent of something the Yeah Yeah Yeahs would release.

Could the new song signal that a new album is on the way?  Her last album, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, which was released last year, yielded great songs like a new version of “Ne Me Quitte Pas,” “How,” and “All The Rowboats.”  There hasn’t been any buzz about a new album, but after the success of her last album, which peaked at #3 in the US, and this new song, I think it is safe to say we’re in for a new, interesting album soon.

What do you think?  Have a listen to “You’ve Got Time”:

{name} Author: Kayla Tooma
Bio: Kayla Tooma is a senior majoring in English at Penn State. She hails from the great island of Long Island, NY. When she’s not writing, she can be found playing piano, reading medieval literature, watching unhealthy amounts of space documentaries, and making some kind of lame pun. Her favorite genres include a variety of rock, pop, indie, and metal. Some of her favorite artists include My Chemical Romance, Lana Del Rey, Queen, MIKA, No Doubt, Lady Gaga, HIM, The Smiths, The Jane Austen Argument, The Beatles, Beirut, The Dresden Dolls, and The White Stripes. She also has a sweet spot for pop goddesses like Cher, Madonna, and Britney Spears.

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