James Blake + Justin Vernon – The Sound Of Silence (Simon And Garfunkel Cover) | New Music

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James Blake + Justin Vernon – The Sound Of Silence (Simon And Garfunkel Cover) | New Music



The sombre Simon and Garfunkel tune gets stunningly revamped in this incredibly moving cover by James Blake and Justin Vernon, aka Bon Iver. With James Blake‘s moody organs chords and crackling electronic sound acting as the basis of this song, the two musicians also harmonise beautifully throughout, giving off a eerie yet heartwarming feel that this classic song deserves.


“The Sound of Silence” was performed for a BBC Radio 1 Residency, in which James Blake was back with the 1-800 Dinosaur crew for two hours of underground and experimental music. The surprise of the show was the appearance of special guest Vernon, as they both discussed the chance of Blake and the 1-800-Dinosaur crew appearing at Vernon’s hometown festival, Eaux Claires. Finally, the two performed this cover, which James Blake dedicated to a friend of his, who passed away on New Year’s Eve.




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A recent graduate with a BA in History. However, my passion lies in spreading the good word of music. Now I am all about the future, not what has happened in the past. From indie to electronic to chillwave to rap to folk, I love to write about all the up-and-coming gems of music as well as the legendary bands which have developed my love for music. Although it makes putting my music library on shuffle quite an undesirable experience. Feel free to follow me on twitter for more music related posts.

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