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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