UPDATE: Rolling Stone has shared the full-length version of Del Rey’s cover. Listen below.
Almost two years ago, we first learned that Lana Del Rey and Mac Miller were executive producing a short film about the cultishly beloved outsider musician Daniel Johnson. Hi, How Are You Daniel Johnston? is finally coming out next week, and its official trailer has now arrived. Directed by Gabriel Sunday, the film looks to be a bit of a surreal experience. Rather than a documentary, 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 famed album Hi, How Are You. Johnston himself stars, of course, and musician/actress Soko also appears as Johnston’s long-lost love, Laurie. Lana Del Rey contributed a cover of his song “Some Things Last A Long Time” to the soundtrack, and you can hear a snippet of that in the trailer below.
And here’s the original:
Hi, How Are You Daniel Johnston is out 11/11 to rent or buy via Vimeo.