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

A cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” has made its rounds on the internet and it will leave you breathless. If you haven’t heard it yet, now is your chance! However, it’s more than just the song itself and the instrument choice that is beautiful. The artist, Jamie Dupuis, chose a beautiful setting for the song: smack dab in the middle of a forest.

Furthermore, Dupuis plays the somber tune on an 18-string harp guitar and the results are mesmerizing.

Dupuis is a guitarist and composer from Canada. And “The Sound of Silence” isn’t the only cover he’s done. He has also posted videos of himself covering “The Unforgiven” by Metallica, “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd, and “Behind Blue Eyes” by The Who. And each of these songs he performed with his harp guitar.

“The Sound of Silence”, which debuted in 1964, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Paul Simon wrote the song when he was just 21-years-old, while 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.’”

Check out the hauntingly-beautiful rendition of “Sound of Silence” on the harp guitar:

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