Lana Del Rey Unveils Spellbinding Cover Of “Season Of The Witch”

Mike Nied | August 9, 2019 12:49 am

Lana Del Rey has been feeling exceptionally generous since announcing the release date for Norman Fucking Rockwell. As we breathlessly count down the days to August 30, she continues teasing us with tour dates and a handful of other projects. Today (August 9) the 34-year-old contributes two (!!) songs to the New Music Friday lineup. First, she dropped a studio version of her wistful protest anthem “Looking For America.” It is just as poignant as the original live-take from earlier this week. But equally important is a cover of Donovan’s “Season Of The Witch.”

The latter lands on the soundtrack for Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, which arrived in theaters today. Co-produced alongside Jack Antonoff, LDR’s take on the classic is lush and, appropriately, a little eerie. It joins a collection of gorgeous soundtrack contributions from over the years. That includes The Great Gatsby’s “Young And Beautiful” and her take on “Once Upon A Dream” for Maleficent. The song also marks her second cover of the year. She previously unveiled a take on Sublime’s “Doin’ Time,” which belongs on everyone’s summer playlists.

Press play on her spellbinding version of “Season Of The Witch” below and let us know if you think it’s another classic.

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