Multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning Canadian rock icon, Kim Mitchell has unveiled his brand new single, “Wishes” along with a lyric video for the release. The release coincides with the highly anticipated release of his forthcoming new album, The Big Fantasize (El Mocambo Records), the first full-length recording since 2007’s Ain’t Life Amazing.
When it comes to “WISHES”, the way the song came to be is just as poetic as its original inspiration.
“The lyrics literally fell into my lap one day in a waiting room,” the Gold and Multi-Platinum selling singer/songwriter and guitarist recalls. “After very randomly reading A.C. Child’s poem ‘WISHES,’ I knew immediately I wanted to turn it into a song.
After writing the verses, I quickly realized that, while the poem itself felt complete, now being in a song, it didn’t anymore. It needed something lyrically and musically to sum up the whole idea. The challenge would be coming up with a melody and music that would harmonically be satisfying to me, yet present itself as simple, pretty, and serving the lyric.
It also needed a musical deviation somewhere… A short, musical passage you could just float away with before coming back to the song’s final thought.”
Check out the lyric video for “Wishes” below, and stay up to date with Kim via his socials.
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