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Listen: Cat Power And Coldplay “Wish I Was Here”

From Wish I Was Here Soundtrack

Jul 07, 2014 Bookmark and Share

When Zach Braff reached out to Chris Martin of Coldplay to record a new song for his upcoming film Wish I Was Here, Martin apparently thought the best course of action would be to enlist the cautious vocals of Cat Power. You can hear the result over at NPR. The Shins and Bon Iver contributed to the soundtrack as well.

Braff told NPR:

"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.' I reached out to Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power) and she and I met and really clicked. I set her up to watch the film in her apartment. The whole time she was watching she kept texting me all the different parts she was loving. She said yes the instant it was over."

Wish I Was Here is out July 18. 


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