Sharon Van Etten – “Teen Angel” (Donovan Cover)

Next month, Rock The Cause Records will release a Donovan tribute album called Gazing With Tranquility that will feature contributions from the Flaming Lips, Hamilton Leithauser, and Sharon Van Etten. Van Etten has shared her cover today, a twinkling rework of the Scottish songwriter’s sparse 1968 B-side “Teen Angel.” “I’ve admired Donovan’s voice and minimal psychedelic songs since I was a child,” she told NPR. “In the folk world he was still very ‘left’ and it stood out to me. Even though he was a trippy cat, he was still a romantic and I loved seeing both of those sides.” Listen below.

Gazing With Tranquility is out 10/16 via Rock The Cause Records. Proceeds from the record will go to Huntington’s Hope.