If You Think the New Season of OITNB Is Dramatic, Wait Until You Hear the Soundtrack
Orange Is the New Black has always made exceptional use of music in its episodes. From the iconic opening anthem by Regina Spektor to the carefully chosen songs that close out each episode, the music on OITNB is never simply ornamental.
In season four, the end-credit songs are used to reinforce (and sometimes pervert) the tone of each episode. When Alex murders a guard in the first episode, it's followed with a cheery folk song about how the "motherf*cker got f*cked up 'cause he got in the way." As the season progresses and gets heavier, so does the music, with Corrina Repp's mournful lyrics at the end of episode 12 offering up redemption. Every song adds something to the season, so if you've been wondering what all those end-credit songs are, we have your answer. We've even rounded them all up in a badass Spotify playlist for you!