Man Plays ‘Sound Of Silence’ On 18-String Guitar & It’s Hauntingly Beautiful

If you’re looking forward to the next viral video- we have it! The latest Simon and Garfunkel cover of their “The Sound of Silence” version was an instant hit that blew everyone’s mind.

This is a piece worth hearing, and if you haven’t had the chance so far, now is the time! The song is beautiful as it is, but the artist’s performance is simply breath-taking.

Jamie Dupuis found the perfect environment to film the song cover- a beautiful forest that screams silence and serenity (no pun intended).

The way the sounds are perfectly intertwined gives out a whole new dimension to the original tune.

The artist, Dupuis, is a composer who comes from Canada, and so far, this is not the only cover he has done.  He also posted videos of cover like “The Unforgiven” by Metallica, “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd, and “Behind Blue Eyes” by The Who. All songs are strictly played by his acoustic guitar.

“The Sound of Silence”, was record-breaking hit back in 1964 and its writer, Paul Simon composed it when he was only 21-years-old and still living with his parents.

“The main thing about playing the guitar was that I was able to sit by myself and play and dream,” Simon said. “And I was always happy doing that. I used to go off in the bathroom, because the bathroom had tiles, so it was a slight echo chamber.

I’d turn on the faucet so that water would run – I like that sound, it’s very soothing to me – and I’d play. In the dark. ‘Hello darkness, my old friend / I’ve come to talk with you again.’”

Take a look at the video below and recognize why this cover overwhelmed the Internet in no time:



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