People get Daniel Johnston fucked up. There’s a childlike simplicity about his songwriting, both musically and lyrically, that sometimes throws people off and leads them to quickly dismiss him as basic. But in his simplicity, Johnston manages to strike the most complex feelings in the most honest, human way.
Because of Daniel’s unique approach to music along with his cult figure status among indie rock fans and musicians, his music has been covered a lot. Whether it’s Jeff Tweedy, Eddie Vedder, Beck, or Conor Oberst singing, the strength of Johnston’s songs always shines through. The latest cover is from the UK’s Crybaby, and it’s a beautiful take on “True Love Will Find You In The End.”