When singers cover their favorite songs of the artists they admire, they are sometimes worried that they might not do well but enjoy the process itself of making a song. They rearrange the song, record using their own voices, and play instruments of their own.
So as they hear the news that an original songwriter or singer likes the cover version, they are so delighted.
When heavy metal group Disturbed recorded a Simon & Garfunkel‘s big hit, ‘The Sound Of Silence’ for their 2015 collection Immortalized, the band had no clue what would come next.
With the cover of the song, this Chicago-based band appealed new fans from all over the world.
Moreover, Paul Simon, the original singer and composer who worked on this song for several months in 1963 and 1964, complemented on his Facebook page.
On the comment section of the video on Simon’s Facebook page, the vocalist for Disturbed David Draiman commented ” Thanks so much to everyone for their kind words, and especially to Mr. Paul Simon himself. We did our damnedest to pay tribute to one of the most prolific, and legendary songwriters of all time. We are humbled and grateful beyond words.”
44 million people watched the live stage at Conan Show while 170 million people watch the original music video of this song. As you watch the video below, you will know why so many people like it.
Draiman interviewed with Fuse, “you always hope to transcend what you’ve already done, and this certainly seems to be doing just that. We really couldn’t be happier. We welcome anyone and everyone to the fold, and it’s just great to know that the emotion and the style of this particular version of this song is affecting so many people.”
Watch the video below, which has five No. 1 collections on the Billboard 200, adds its own style to this popular song.
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