The first season of The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend opened with a Nanny-esque animated sequence, in which Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) explains the shows premise. It was a catchy jingle, and we’ll miss singing along as the chorus belts, “she’s so broken inside.” However, in anticipation of Friday’s premiere, The CW has released the new theme song in which Rebecca, done up like a 1930s showgirl, croons about how she can’t be “held responsible” for the insane things she does because she’s in love. That sounds like a recipe for some awful decision-making, which is one of the agonizing pleasures of the series.
In an interview with Vulture, which premiered the clip yesterday, co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna explained how the tune reflects the second batch of episodes. “We needed a new song to address our new emotional thesis statement, which is that anything you do for love is justifiable,” she said. During the inaugural season’s finale, Rebecca finally had sex with Josh Chan (Vincent Rodriguez III), the object of her desire, but then potentially ruined everything by telling him that she moved to West Covina to be with him. The return also features a number that riffs on Beyoncé’s Lemonade, which you can watch over at Entertainment Weekly.