It’s not uncommon to hear new singers put their own spin on songs of the past, creating covers that we either love or hate and every now and then, one comes along that really takes our breath away. There are the classics that we all try to do at karaoke night, like Journey’s hit, “Don’t Stop Believing,” or Whitney Houston’s famous love song, “I Will Always Love You.”
And then there are the cover songs done by already-famous singers who put a twist on the original version of the song. When Simon and Garfunkel launched “The Sound of Silence,” in 1964, it instantly became a hit, due to its raw emotional melody and lyrics. While the sound of the sound was a tad melancholic, it quickly became known for inducing spine-tingling emotions.
Surely Simon and Garfunkel didn’t know at the time of the song’s release that it would become such a hit and make other artists want to sing it, but so many years later, and the song is still going strong. The latest spin on the hit song was done by the lead singer of the band Disturbed. David Drainman’s version of the song is said to be one that will resonate with you long after the song is over and this has been proven with the 24 million views it has received. It’s obvious that Drainman gets lost in the emotional lyrics, as his voice is powerful and intentional. It’s hard not to get lost in the song and the compelling video that goes along with it. It starts out with Drainman’s face front and center in the dark. He’s then seen walking through nature with a very dramatic, gray background. There is a moment where Drainman can be seen writing out musical notes, followed by a group of individuals each holding up the sheet of music.
It’s hard not to get an eerie feeling when you hear the vocals and watch the video.
Commenters had a lot to say about the memorable rendition of the song…
“It’s a shame there isn’t more like this, most of their songs are like, heavy metal, but this man’s voice is great on a quiet somber song like this.”
“To this day in 2018, I still firmly believe he has one of the greatest voices of all time. His range is astounding, and the fact that he can make it rough and still sound beautiful is something almost nobody else can do. There’s no one like him.”
“OMG!!!! What Just Happened?!?!?!?!?! I am definitely not a fan of the music that Disturbed produces I will admit. But this??? This guy has to be one of the best-kept secrets in the biz.”
Some recited the most memorable of the song’s lyrics…
“People talking without listening.People hearing without speaking.”
Oftentimes, hit songs have catchy lyrics and a beat that is designed to get you to sway, croon or dance, but this song has lyrics that really make you things and they leave a mark on your heart and mind.