Over One Million Views for Donovan’s Hit, ‘Season of the Witch’ by Lana Del Rey

by Chris Murray on August 27, 2019
Lana Del Rey performing at Outside Lands Music Festival, 2016. © Joshua Mellin.

On August 9th, musician Lana Del Rey released the full version of her cover of Donovan’s 1966 hit, “Season of the Witch” on YouTube. Del Rey’s cover was featured in a trailer for the new horror/thriller film, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, produced by acclaimed filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro.

“I have admired Lana’s music for a while now and felt in my gut that she would run with ‘Season of the Witch’ — that she would use her alchemy to transform it,” stated del Toro.

Donovan first released “Season of the Witch” on his epic, chart-busting album, Sunshine Superman, in September of 1966. It has since been covered by over 25 different artists, including Joan Jett and Dr. John. Just in May of this year, a cover of “Season of the Witch” was featured in the Disney teaser trailer for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, starring Angelina Jolie.

Donovan’s 1966 album, Sunshine Superman. Photo courtesy of Sundazed Music.

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