Lana Del Rey Covers Daniel Johnston's 'Some Things Last a Long Time': Listen
The song appears in the upcoming short film 'Hi How Are You Daniel Johnston'
In 2013, Lana Del Rey donated $10,000 to a Kickstarter funding a short film called Hi How Are You Daniel Johnston? Turns out, that's not all she contributed to the project.
For the film, which premieres in Los Angeles Saturday, Del Rey covers Daniel Johnston's song "Some Things Last A Long Time" off his 11th album, 1990. A taste of the cover now appears in a trailer for the film, teasing its digital release on Nov. 11.
As the video explains, this film is not meant to be a documentary on the eccentric icon, but rather a look inside his head. Mac Miller also contributed to fund the project and Soko stars as Johnston's long-lost love, Laurie.
Del Rey was recently announced as the recipient of the Trailblazer award at Billboard's Women in Music event.
Hear some of her take on "Some Things Last A Long Time" in the trailer here:
Del Rey also posted a clip of the trailer to Instagram, thanking Johnston for his influence. She wrote, "Dan, you changed my life a long time ago and you're still a big inspiration."