The casting agent had seen me open up as a duo with my drummer, Zeke Hutchins, supporting Nick Cave in 2013. Somehow, the mental Rolodex of this guy—I don’t know what
phrases came to mind when they were talking about the casting for
Rachel, but somehow I was somebody that they wanted to audition. It was
because of the show that he saw me open up for Nick Cave. […] I picked “I Wish I Knew” for the audition. I felt like I could sing that naturally as opposed to
somebody else’s song in an audition. I didn’t really know the context at
the time. When I showed up on set later, we had talked about doing
other songs, but that one ended up being the one we circled back to.