Wish I was here the new directorial release from Zach Braff features a collaboration between two unlikely artists, Coldplay and Cat Power aka Chan Marshall. The two have released the song, which uses the name of the film, ‘Wish I was here‘ online.
Chris Martin was provided a final cut of the film by Braff who then set to work on creating the soundtrack, talking to NPR, Braff said of the song:
“Chris had the idea that it would be sung by a woman,I thought that was a genius idea, because one of the things the film is about is a strong woman (Kate Hudson’s character) becoming the matriarch of her family. When Chris and I were talking, we both kind of simultaneously said, ‘Cat Power’.”
Cat Power recorded the vocals at New York’s Electric Lady Studios, after viewing the film and agreeing to be featured on the track. Martin then finished the track.
Wish I was here is Braff’s second directorial role after Garden State was released in 2004 with a stellar soundtrack, the film was a notorious kickstarter success project with fans donating more than three million to help fund the film.
Braff previously shared tracks off the soundtrack from Bon Iver and Badly Drawn Boy. The soundtrack is out for release on July 15th, with the film following on the 18th July.
Listen to ‘Wish I was here’ below: