Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Lana Del Rey's aching Daniel Johnson cover is a revelation

It's easy to form the impression that Lana Del Rey is an artist with one string to her bow. A rare, gorgeous and string - but one that's in danger of snapping the more she plucks it. [alright, that's quite enough - tortured metaphor ed]

But her cover of Daniel Johnson's Some Things Last A Long Time is a revelation. Over a simple guitar and ominously bowed cello, she delivers a subdued, naked vocal that sounds much more fragile and human than her usual femme fatale persona.

The song is taken from the upcoming short film Hi How Are You Daniel Johnston. A surreal biopic of the beloved cult musician, it's set up as an imaginary meeting between the Daniel Johnston of 2015 and his younger self in 1983, as he was making his album Hi, How Are You.

According to Rolling Stone, Del Rey donated $10,000 to the film's Kickstarter fund in 2013, making her an executive producer of the project. It's released on Friday, and you can watch the trailer below.

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