Song of the day for April 8th is The Sound of Silence by.........Disturbed.
Yes, Disturbed.... you know the same band that gave us songs like "10,000 Fists" and "Stupify".
Idk what is crazier in 2016 music currently; the fact that their is a song about Peter Pan sung by a little boy that is getting serious radio play or that the band that gave us "Down With The Sickness" is covering Simon and fucking Garfunkel. Like Aubrey Graham said, what a time to be alive.
Well Disturbed has in fact covered the Simon and Garfunkel classic and they did it in their own way. I saw this was hot on apple music the other day and it blew my mind. At first I thought that they must have just had a song with the same title, I didn't think it was a cover for some reason I just couldn't register that Disturbed covered Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Mainly just because when I think Disturbed I think of the heavy stuff they did that was popular when I was like 11. Is that stereotyping? My bad. I actually used to really like Disturbed in middle school, and I think we may have used it for pump music for football in high school but don't quote me there. However overtime my tastes changed and I don't really listen to heavy metal anymore. TBH I didn't even know they were still making music. (looked it up, they broke up in 2011 and just got back together.....interesting)
What's really strange is that the original song is making a huge comeback right now. After being used in a video poking fun at Ben Affleck's reaction to a question about the bad Batman v. Superman was receiving that went extremely viral, it has actually re-charted on the Billboard Rock chart over 50 years after it's release. That's insane to me that it got popular enough to chart against songs that are weeks old. It's a great song but just shows how much influence the internet can have. Can make a song that is as old as my mom re enter the charts.
BTW the Affleck video is one of the funniest things I've seen this year.
What really amazes me is how great this cover is. Disturbed lead singer David Draiman does a phenomenal job. You can feel the emotion in his voice when you listen. This song is not like the Disturbed you may have heard 15 years ago as it is much lighter, so if you've not enjoyed their music in the past because of how dark and heavy it may have been I have a feeling you may change your tune with this song. Moms would enjoy this cover.
I'm sure some diehard heavy metal hardos will bash this cover and call it "selling out" but anybody who thinks that is a fool. I was honestly moved by this performance, it gave me chills and almost made me cry, the song is amazing.
I'll stick to my rules, before I forget, this song comes off of their 2015 album "Immortalized". The song was released a single in December but is just really starting to pick up steam. Please give this live version for Conan the other week a listen.
Here is the song of the day for April 8th, 2016 "The Sound of Silence" by Disturbed.