In what doesn’t seem like the most obvious collaboration, American singer songwriter Cat Power has teamed up with UK arena band Coldplay. The two forces came together to create the title track for the upcoming Zach Braff film, Wish I Was Here.
Coldplay was given an early version of the film and Chris Martin came back to Braff with the idea of the song being sung by a women. Braff loved the idea because of the strong female role played Kate Hudson and they both simultaneously said “Cat Power”.
Now that you’re up to speed on how the collaboration came to be, listen to the beautifully soft track “Wish I Was Here” over on NPR.