In the upcoming movie Teen Spirit, Elle Fanning stars as Violet Valenski, an introverted daughter of Polish immigrants in England, who auditions for a singing competition in the hope escaping her dreary life. In the clip below, she performs Robyn‘s LGBTQ anthem “Dancing On My Own” for a set of judges.
says Rolling Stone:
In Violet’s voice, “Dancing On My Own” remains a potent anthem of self-love and unrequited love, but it also a takes on a new air of possibility and escape.
Indeed. Watch below:
In addition to “Dancing On My Own,” the Teen Spirit soundtrack will include Fanning’s covers of songs by Ellie Goulding, Tegan and Sara, Annie Lennox, Orbital and Sigrid. It’ll also feature a new song, “Wildflowers,” written by Carly Rae Jepsen and produced by Jack Antonoff. What could be better?
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Fanning spoke about the demanding nature of the role and how she had to grow as a singer. “I was obviously very nervous,” she said. “I can hold a tune, but to be able to have the stage presence and to get to where I knew Violet needed to go — it was very conscious in my mind that this girl has to win the competition. I had to do something that is believable enough for the audience to say, ‘She did win.’ That was something I was scared about.”
Max Minghella wrote and directed Teen Spirit, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year and will open April 5th.