Few songs are more loved than “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Simon & Garfunkel’s 1970 hit. The song was written by Paul Simon, but it was Art Garfunkel whose lead vocals gave the lyrics their ethereal, gospel-like quality. It soon went on to become the duo’s most popular single of all time!
When you think about the original, you probably picture Garfunkel’s high falsetto, but when this a cappella group covered the piece, they made us realize how nuanced the melody could become!
VoicePlay is a singing group from Orlando, Florida, that specializes in “music-without-music sound.” Every second of their performance is done with only their voices, no instruments. And the result is stunning!
One member’s deep bass stands in such stark contrast to Garfunkel’s high tones that it barely sounds like the same song at first. His voice is so low that you can practically feel it rumble! Yet somehow, everything works perfectly together and creates a brilliant tribute to the classic masterpiece.
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