Spanish singer Cecilia Krull’s song “My Life Is Going On” serves as the theme song for the Netflix series La Casa de Papel/Money Heist.
The song has been part of the show’s introduction since it premiered in 2017.
Here’s a breakdown of the song’s lyrics and its meaning.
Considering how action-packed Netflix’s La Casa de Papel/Money Heist is, you’d be surprised how peaceful and calming the show’s theme song is.
Spanish singer Cecilia Krull was chosen to create a song specifically for the show after Spanish composer Manel Santisteban reached out to her. While he wrote the music, she wrote the lyrics for “My Life Is Going On.”
“I gained inspiration by the character of Tokyo [Úrsula Corberó], when I first saw images from the first episode,” she told SounDarts.gr. “I knew and felt that the series would be great! But we never expected that huge and worldwide success! It’s amazing!”
The official music video for the song has over 48 million views on YouTube and it has been played on Spotify more than 180 million times. Needless to say, it’s a hit!
The first two seasons of La Casa de Papel/Money Heist featured the song playing against a paper model of the Royal Mint of Spain—the original setting for the show.