"Wish I Was Here" by Cat Power & Coldplay [Columbia]
I wasn’t expecting much from this collaboration when I read the headlines. Maybe some playful diddly with Chris Martin joking with Chan Marshall or something with the Coldplay singer on piano. I was way wrong, and I’m getting way too emotional over this touchy-feely piano ballad thing at 10:30 p.m. in my room. Apparently Martin wrote this with his bandmates and had a female voice in mind, which is where Marshall comes along. Listen for yourself.
This is the title track to the upcoming Zach Braff movie Wish I Was Here and its original soundtrack. The collection will be released July 15.