Sound of Silence

"Sound of Silence" by Paul Simon is a folk rock ballad originally performed in the key of D minor. Released in 1964 by Simon & Garfunkel, the song became one of their most iconic hits. Paul Simon, an American singer-songwriter, composed the song, which reflects on the alienation and disconnect in modern society. An interesting fact is that "Sound of Silence" initially received little attention upon its release but gained widespread popularity after being re-released in 1965 with electric instrumentation, transforming it into a symbol of the folk rock movement. The melody features haunting acoustic guitar chords, poignant vocal harmonies, and introspective lyrics, creating a timeless and evocative listening experience.