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.
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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.
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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.”