Bon Iver Wrote Song for Zach Braff’s ‘Wish I Was Here’ – and It’s ‘Heavenly’ (Video)

Singer Justin Vernon reportedly started writing the song minutes after viewing a rough cut of the movie

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 4:23 PM

When Justin Vernon, the driving force behind Bon Iver, screened a rough cut of Zach Braff‘s new crowd-funded movie “Wish I Was Here,” he liked it so much that it inspired him begin writing a track for the soundtrack just minutes later. The end result is “Heavenly Father,” a dreamy, poignant tune that premiered on NPR‘s website Monday

See video: Zach Braff Brings the Heart in New Trailer for ‘Wish I Was Here’

“I’ve just been up here for goddamn years, can you see know?” Vernon sings. “Fillin’ up bowls with goddamn fears, I am free now.”

Other notable bands featured on the soundtrack include The Shins, who first tasted fame after appearing on Braff’s “Garden State” soundtrack, Paul Simon, Badly Drawn Boy and a Cat Power and Coldplay collaboration called, unsurprisingly, “Wish I Was Here.”

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The soundtrack also includes a Bon Iver song from the band’s first album in 2011, “Holcene.”

“Wish I Was Here” hits theaters July 18.


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