Music has a special connection with our souls. It can convey a wide range of moods, emotions, and ideas. Often times music allows us to sympathize with one another.
One song is so powerful that the message it conveys has stood the test of time. “The Sound Of Silence,” recorded by Simon and Garfunkel in 1964, has held a strong presence over many generations.
The song was originally written by Paul Simon, and it took almost a year to complete. The instant classic is complex but relatable, heavy but spellbinding. It didn’t take long for it to hit the airwaves.
By the spring of 1965 the tune was being played from radio stations in Boston, Massachusetts, and throughout Florida. Music lovers across the eastern seaboard adored the powerful melody. Finally, by January 1, 1966, the song was ranked Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The tune had definitely achieved success, but it had a long ways to go before it would fade back out. In fact, it never did. “The Sound of Silence” is still famous to this day, and it has recently been re-popularized by a whole new artist.
Disturbed is a heavy metal band that has had a unique take on the song. This new cover is so original and such an excellent display of talent that it has been viewed over 370 million times. That is incredible!
David Drainman, the singer and frontman of the group, gives a breathtaking performance in his customized version of the hit. You simply won’t be able to get enough of this phenomenal sound.
David is originally from Chicago, Illinois, where he grew up with an undeniable gift. Born on March 13, 1973, the talented artist grew up to become a songwriter and vocalist for two bands: Disturbed and Device. He continues to surprise the world with astounding performances such as this.
With the raw starting lyrics of “Hello darkness, my old friend / I’ve come to talk with you again,” this song is certainly a difficult one to master. David’s deep voice is perfect for conveying the immense amount of emotion necessary to capture the essence of the song. The result is astoundingly beautiful.
His voice is almost hypnotizing as it glides through the varying notes. No one can deny that this man is a talented singer. The hit release is the performance of a lifetime.
Get ready for your feelings to flow from the innermost parts of your soul. If you’ve never been moved by a song before, prepare to be amazed. This Disturbed cover won’t let you down.
This is an amazing song, but it doesn’t compare to the one the band is famous for. Best known for their stellar “Down With The Sickness,” this band is used to having albums. In fact, Disturbed released 5 straight number 1 albums beginning in 2002.
Now they are at it again, continually hypnotizing listeners with their powerful and moving performances. We can only wonder what they will come up with next.
The music industry is definitely a powerful one, and it provides opportunities for so many amazing artists. New and incredible voices are constantly coming into the limelight, providing music lovers of all kinds with an ever-changing stream of music to enjoy.
Humans have enjoyed music for ages. Although the art form’s exact origins are unknown, one thing is certain, music holds a powerful grip on the human mind. Music is endowed with special healing powers, and for many it is a valuable part of life.
Disturbed’s cover of “The Sound Of Silence” is absolutely worth listening to. However, you’ve been warned: grab a tissue if your mood is deeply affected by music. This song will get you right in the feels.
Watch the official music video below.
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