Rock Singer Paralyzes The Audience With Electrifying Rendition Of A Classic Folk Song


In March 2016, rock band Disturbed visited Conan to perform a track off their latest album. Singer David Draiman and the rest of the guys covered Simon and Garfunkel’s classic song from 1965, “The Sound of Silence.”

Interesting choice for a band known for its dark and heavy metal music, and that’s precisely what made this performance go so massively viral.

The original song is already quite haunting in its folk-rock form, and Draiman was able to take that dark moodiness to a whole new level with his powerful vocals and the live orchestra.

Disturbed’s recorded rendition, in combination with this viral live performance, resulted in unexpected crossover success for band. So far, it has garnered 21 million YouTube views.

According to Ultimate Classic Rock, Paul Simon enjoyed the cover so much that he reached out to Draiman to offer his personal words of praise.

Draiman posted a screenshot of the email on the band’s Facebook page, along with his response: “Mr. Simon, I am honored beyond words,” wrote Draiman. “We only hoped to pay homage and honor to the brilliance of one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Your compliment means the world to me/us and we are eternally grateful.”

It’s always amazing when contemporary musicians breathe new life into classic songs steeped in popular culture.

Please enjoy this incredible performance, and SHARE it with your friends on Facebook!

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