James Blake covered Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” (listen)
by Andrew Sacher
photo: James Blake at Terminal 5 in 2013 (more by Jono Bernstein)
Still no word on that James Blake album, which reportedly will feature Kanye West and Justin Vernon, but James did appear on BBC Radio 1 last night where he chatted with Justin and then debuted a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's classic "The Sound of Silence." It's mostly James and his keyboard, and he gives the song the kind of sparse arrangements he had on his first album. As you may remember, it's not the first time he covered a classic folk song.
Listen to the whole BBC show here and stream the cover below...