Listen to Chris Martin and Cat Power’s ‘Wish I Was Here’

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When the soundtrack tracklist for Zach Braff’s upcoming film Wish I Was Here was revealed, all the artists on the record were put in the backburner when it was revealed Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon had contributed a new song for the album.

Today, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Cat Power’s Chan Marshall have come to take the attention from Vernon and put all the attention on their new song; the title track.

The song is currently being streamed over at NPR.

When being interviewed about the film, the subject of the song came up and just how it happened.

“Chris had the idea that it would be sung by a woman,” he said. “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 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.”

The Wish I Was Here Original Soundtrack is set to be released on CD and digitally on July 15 while the vinyl will be released on August 5. As for the film that inspired the soundtrack and was funded by Kickstarter donations, that’s set to be released on July 18.

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