photo by Ryan Pfluger
Sharon Van Etten recorded a cover of Daniel Johnston’s “Some Things Last a Long Time” for Feels Good Man, a documentary about internet meme Pepe the Frog. The cover is now receiving an official release.
Johnston’s original is a minimalist piano ballad. Van Etten, for her cover, shirked the original’s sparse instrumentation for a full, electronic arrangement, powered by a muscular bass line.
In March, Van Etten announced a new album epic Ten. The album, a double LP celebrating the 10th anniversary of her album epic, will feature a re-release of the original epic album along with a collection of covers. These covers, however, are not recorded by Van Etten. The singer asked fellow artists to cover songs from the original epic album.
Listen to Van Etten’s cover of “Some Things Last a Long Time” below.