Up-and-coming producer helps teen’s dream of recording a song come true with Make-A-Wish
To support World Wish Day on April 29, emerging Australian electronic producer Wish I Was teamed up with Kara Kuper on their melodically beautiful “Ready To Start” single. Kuper is an 18-year-old whose wish was to record a song—Make-A-Wish jumped in to make it a reality, and up-and-coming producer Wish I Was seemed like the perfect person (with the perfect name) to help. Through lush chords, sparkling vocals, a laid-back rhythm, and glittering melodies the track places Kuper’s voice front-and-center driving towards a celestial hook that twinkles with a comforting harmony. The lyrics shine a light of hope for Kuper, evoking a positive outlook on her future and dreams.
The song was recorded at Universal Music‘s studio and was chosen for the new Make-A-Wish PSA soundtrack as part of the 2019 World Wish Day campaign, to be celebrated throughout the month of April. The month looks to call attention to the importance of granting wishes to those fighting critical illnesses. Research shows a wish can help kids build the physical and emotional strength needed to fight a critical illness.
Wish I Was spoke about the experience in a recent statement,
“Words truly can’t describe just how incredible it feels to have granted this wish for Kara. I’ve always known about Make-A-Wish and the incredible work they do but never in my life did I think I’d be able to offer anything of worth for them, let alone granting a wish! We recorded a lot of different ideas, and all of them were amazingly beautiful, especially this song ‘Ready To Start’. It’s a song about hope, bravery and thinking about all the amazing things you want to do when you grow up. ‘Ready To Start’ is about standing up proud, being strong, fighting fears and having the courage to just be who you are. To love and believe in yourself.”