As you may have heard, multi-talented teen Tavi Gevinson lent her vocals to an animated short film film called Cadaver, which co-stars Christopher Lloyd and Kathy Bates. As you can hear in the trailer, the blogger-turned-editor-turned-singer/actress(?) can do more than sing Taylor Swift and Joni Mitchell covers in her bedroom.
She can sing Neil Young covers in a movie with Neil Young’s approval even (Tavi is one of the few people Young has allowed to cover the song “Heart of Gold”). Jonah D. Ansell, the film’s director, said in a release, “As Tavi personally and professionally evolves beyond the fashion vertical from which she was first publicly revered, and continues to discover and embrace her voice as a fierce and fearless young woman, her rendition of Heart of Gold will inspire a new generation to never relent in the pursuit of what you love.” A lot of responsibility for the 15-year-old, who calls the film “gamechanging,” but she can probably handle it. Of course, that’s not all.
While we were excited to learn about Tavi’s big singing debut, we didn’t think it would have much of a fashion tie, but somehow it does. Tavi will reportedly sing the song live at the Standard Hotel East Village at 12:30am on February 12 during fashion week, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The performance will be followed by a screening of the film.
Instead of making a joke about how that’s past her bedtime, I’ll say this is awesome and I hope I’m invited. This also presumably means she hasn’t eschewed the fashion world just yet and we’ll be seeing her skipping some school and going to some shows once again.