The track, now available digitally, originally appeared on a Record Store Day 7″ alongside a Fugazi cover of ‘I’m So Tired’.
“Years ago I was asked to participate on a tribute album for Daniel Johnston,” jennylee said in a statement. “I’ve always loved his music and overall innocence he conveyed through his music and art. The tribute never happened, and I decided to carry on, see what I could come up with one rainy day in Pasadena.
“I had previously written a piano piece and started singing the lyrics to ‘Some Things Last A Long Time’ over it.. It was fun to try and capture my own innocence with this song and make it relatable to life experiences I have had.. Love, loss, being in the moment .. and accepting what is..”
Daniel Johnston died in September 2019 from a heart attack. He was 58 years old. Last month, Phoebe Bridgers, Beck, Jeff Tweedy, Maya Hawke, Waxahatchee, Devendra Banhart, The Lemon Twigs, Kevin Morby, Adam Green and more participated in a livestream event titled Honey I Sure Miss You to mark the one year anniversary of his death.
An NME obituary for Johnston said: “Daniel Johnston was an outsider musician, but the music he made was brilliantly inclusive.”