Robyn, Ellie Goulding, Sigrid, Annie Lennox and more are featured on the upcoming soundtrack to the musical drama Teen Spirit, starring Elle Fanning and set for release on 5 April via Interscope Records.
Billed as a modern fairy-tale, Fanning plays a timid teenager who dreams of pop stardom and escaping her small town in the film, which is appropriately backed by a pop-centric soundtrack.
After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, Teen Spirit also opened the SXSW Film Festival last night to critical acclaim. Ahead of the film’s release, fans can watch Fanning taking on iconic pop anthem ‘Dancing On My Own’ by Robyn in this official video.
The 14-track collection also includes Fanning’s covers of songs by such top female artists as Ellie Goulding (‘Lights’), Annie Lennox (‘Little Bird’), Tegan and Sara (‘I Was A Fool’) and Sigrid (‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’) plus ‘Wildflowers’, a new song from Carly Rae Jepsen and pop songwriter Jack Antonoff.
Other selections include No Doubt’s ‘Just A Girl, Grimes’ ‘Genesis’ and Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On’ feat. MØ & DJ Snake. Fanning is not the only one who sings in the film. Actress Clara Rugaard, who plays Fanning’s fellow contestant in a singing competition also covers Ariana Grande’s ‘Tattooed Heart’ on the soundtrack.
Actor Max Minghella (most recently known for the dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale) makes his directorial debut. In order to play an aspiring pop star, Fanning did four months of vocal training to help prepare her for the role and worked with executive music producer Marius de Vries in order to perform all the songs live.
Getting the female-pop driven soundtrack cleared proved to be a challenge for the first-time director but the film later found its footing after Interscope signed on as a co-producer, marking the label’s first foray into film production in over a decade.
The Teen Spirit soundtrack is set for release 5 April and can be pre-ordered here. View the full tracklisting below.
Teen Spirit Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Grimes – Genesis
Elle Fanning – I Was A Fool
Marius de Vries & Eldad Guetta (feat. Elle Fanning) – E.T.
No Doubt – Just A Girl
Elle Fanning – Dancing On My Own
Elle Fanning – Lights
Elle Fanning – Little Bird
Major Lazer – Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake)
Elle Fanning, Teen Spirit Finalists – Good Time
The Shades – Teenage Kicks
Clara Rugaard – Tattooed Heart
Elle Fanning – Don’t Kill My Vibe
Orbital (feat. Elle Fanning) – Halycon
Elle Fanning – Wildflowers