The Sound Of Silence By Simon And Garfunkel

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The sound of silence The sound of silence was originally composed by Simon and Garfunkel in 1964 and it was number one on billboard 's hot 100 for a week. Originally this song falls under the folk rock and soft rock genres. The two covers I have choose are by Disturbed (2015) and Touch of Glass (2016). While many older people have heard of the song sound of silence by Simon and Garfunkel most of the younger generation have only heard of the song by Disturbed with many people believing that disturbed wrote the song in the first place. Most people have never heard of Touch of Glass let alone that they sung this cover. The most major difference I have found between all 3 songs is the mood that artist gives off. With Simon and Garfunkel giving off more of a upbeat and funky mood that makes the song seem to have good feelings attached to it. Then Disturbed gives off more of a dark and foreboding mood that leaves the listener feeling lonely. Then Touch of Glass in my opinion gives off a more country and western mood that shows hardship in life. Simon and Garfunkel is trying to show silence and darkness as more of a friend that you are glad to see and to show that silence is not a bad thing with their tone. Disturbed on the other hand is trying to show the sound of silence and darkness as more of a old friend you would rather not meet until the very end. Very similar with Disturbed’s song the Touch of Glass they seem to try to tell you of the hardship of silence and

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