Zach Braff’s New Soundtrack Will Probably Change Your Life
The Shins, Bon Iver, Cat Power, and Coldplay's Chris Martin all contributed work to 'Wish I Was Here'
Zach Braff’s upcoming movie Wish I Was Here ranked among the 10 Best Films We at Sundance Film Festival 2014. If that wasn’t enough to stoke your interest, well, how about this: The flick’s soundtrack will boast new, original songs by Bon Iver, the Shins, and more. Braff confirmed the news to Entertainment Weekly, and added that Wish I Was Here also includes a collaboration between Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Cat Power, a.k.a. Chan Marshall.
“It wasn’t ready yet for [Sundance],” Braff said of the song, which was written by Martin and features Marshall on vocals. “It’s the title song of the movie. It’s one of the most amazing songs ever.” Perhaps it will even change your life? (Sorry.)
Wish I Was Here is Braff’s directorial follow-up to 2004’s Garden State, which you might remember, helped make indie-rock a mainstream concern, thanks to a soundtrack filled with tunes by the Shins, Iron & Wine, and Nick Drake, among others. The mid-aughts compilation was so successful, in fact, that it landed on SPIN’s list of 40 Movie Soundtracks That Changed Alternative Music.
While Wish I Was Here premiered at Sundance, the film has yet to open in U.S. theaters. That’ll change on July 18, when it hits cinemas in New York and Los Angeles. The movie, which was funded through Kickstarter, lands in additional cities on July 25. As SPIN’s Chris Martins wrote, Braff stars in the movie as “Aiden Bloom, a struggling actor whose commitment to an imaginary career threatens to upend his very real family.”
Watch the Kickstarter video for Wish I Was Here below.