Kim Mitchell, guitarist, singer, songwriter, broadcaster chats about his newest song "Wishes"
“It’s like that classic car that’s been in the garage for a while – the one you’re going to strip down and restore ‘cause you know there’s something special there, but you just never seem to get around to it.”
That’s how Kim Mitchell thought of The Big Fantasize, his latest studio album, before finally rolling up his sleeves with co-producer and close friend Greg Wells (Keith Urban, Adele, Taylor Swift, 21 Pilots) and getting their hands dirty. Turns out there was something pretty sweet hiding under the hood…
The Big Fantasize marks the Canadian music icon’s eighth solo studio album (plus 5 as the leader of Max Webster) and first since 2007’s Ain’t Life Amazing. But where its predecessor was a fiery and fierce rock album anchored by big riffs and bigger swagger, The Big Fantasize is a more dynamic and musically expansive effort that perfectly encapsulates Mitchell’s prowess as a pure and compelling songwriter. In fact, he is soon to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame joining other inductee’s like Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot and Neil Young