Well, you guys, the time has come: Orange Is the New Black is ending after seven long, amazing years. Jenji Kohan's Netflix drama has taken us on an emotional roller coaster since its premiere back in 2013, but despite all the changes we've seen our favourite characters go through, one thing has always remained the same — the show's theme song.
Since season one, Regina Spektor's powerful, anthemic "You've Got Time" has kicked off every episode of the series. Its lyrics about animals trapped in cages and how "taking steps is easy, standing still is hard" go hand-in-hand with the thesis of OITNB. And now, with the final season upon us, Spektor has shared a brand new version of the catchy track, titled "You've Got Time (Chamber Version)."
"What a special world Jenji created and invited us all into," Spektor said in a statement of working with the show's creator. "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." Along with Rob Moose and Jack Dishel, Spektor created "an intimate chamber music arrangement" for the song, which now has "a more hushed and eerie feeling to it."
Listen to Spektor's new version of "You've Got Time" above, and then be sure to stream Orange Is the New Black's seventh season over on Netflix.