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


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.

Bon Iver Drops New Song for Zach Braff Film


Bon Iver has been gone from the music scene for the past three years, though ringleader Justin Vernon has not completely vanished.

Today, fans of the group were treated to a new song from them, though, don’t get to excited because this is not them hinting at an upcoming new release.

The new track is titled, “Heavenly Father” and is set to appear in Zach Braff’s new movie, Wish I Was Here, the sequel to his hit film, Garden State.

For those not familiar with the film, Braff actually funded the film, completely, through Kickstarter. If this alternative to big movie studio companies sounds oddly familiar, it’s because it’s in the same vein of what the people behind Veronica Mars did in order to help fund the filming of the movie, which came out this past March.

The new song is currently being streamed over on NPR’s music site which can be accessed here.

Acts being included on the Wish I Was Here Soundtrack include Coldplay, The Shins, Cat Powers and several more. Bon Iver has a total of two songs ont the album; “Holocene” is also on the record.

The soundtrack is due out on July 15 as a CD and on August 5 as a vinyl. The film is due to hit theaters on July 18. Check out the full soundtrack artists and their songs below.

Wish I Was Here Soundtrack Tracklist:

01. The Shins – “So Now What”

02. Gary Jules – “Broke Window”

03. Radical Face – “The Mute”

04. Hozier – “Cherry Wine (Live)”

05. Bon Iver – “Holocene”

06. Badly Drawn Boy – “The Shining”

07. Jump Little Children – “Mexico”

08. Cat Power & Coldplay – “Wish I Was Here”

09. Allie Moss – “Wait It Out”

10. Paul Simon – “The Obvious Child”

11 .Japanese Wallpaper – “Breathe In [ft. Wafia]“

12. Bon Iver – “Heavenly Father”

13. Aaron Embry – “Raven’s Song”

14. The Weepies – “Mend”

15. The Head & the Heart – “No One to Let You Down”

If you are a fan of Vernon’s act, what do you think about the new song?