Does Penn Badgley have the voice of an angel? Listen and decide for yourself! The Gossip Girl star was spotted playing the guitar and singing on stage at The Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn on August 4. He performed Jeff Buckley’s version of “Lilac Wine,” a song originally written by James Shelton.
Penn plays Jeff Buckley in upcoming movie, Greetings from Tim Buckley. The film follows the days leading up to Jeff’s 1991 performance at his father’s tribute concert in St. Ann’s Church. The romance between him and a young woman working at the concert helps him embrace his feelings of his father who abandoned him. The performance at the tribute concert is what launched Jeff’s music career.
“To play a man who was singularly gifted as an artist, greatly misunderstood & mythologized as a human being… It’s something very special and sacred,” Penn said. “I’m going to give all I can to this project.”
Check out the video below of Penn performing. Do you think he’s got the right sound for the role? Tell us in a comment!