Lana Del Rey Covers Daniel Johnston’s Devastating ‘Some Things Last a Long Time’


Daniel Johnston has already been the subject of one great music documentary, 2005's The Devil and Daniel Johnston, but a mind as deeply complex as his is deserving of another. Two years ago, his longtime fans Lana Del Rey and Mac Miller donated to Gabriel Sunday's crowdfunded short film on the lo-fi icon, earning executive producer credit. Hi, How Are You Daniel Johnston? will star Johnston in an imagined conversation with his younger self from 1983, when he was recording his seminal album Hi, How Are You, with the singer-actress Soko also appearing as his long-lost love, Laurie. Lana soundtracks the film's first trailer (as she very often does), with a stirring cover of Johnston's devastating "Some Things Last a Long Time" from 1990. A snippet of her cover comes in around the trailer's 1-minute mark, and you can watch the short film on Vimeo on November 11.

And here's the full cover, via Rolling Stone: