Before she broke through as an airy R&B star, Tinashe was a child actress. Quite recently, in fact, she was playing the kid’s girlfriend on Two And A Half Men. And as it turns out, one of her early roles offered some indication of the singer she’d become. Tinashe had a short appearance in Masked & Anonymous, the strange and deeply indulgent movie that Bob Dylan made in 2003. (Dylan didn’t direct the movie, but he starred in it and wrote it, and it seems safe to say that nobody involved in making the movie told him “no” at any point.) At one point in the movie, a creepy Southern-accented John Goodman introduces a little girl to Dylan, and that little girl sings him a fairly lovely a cappella version of his iconic song “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” That little girl is Tinashe, and you can watch that clip below.
You could argue that baby Tinashe was a better pure vocalist than Dylan has ever been.