Matt Bellamy, frontman of British rock band Muse, released a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” From the first strum, the most noticeable change in this abridged version is the replacement of the piano with guitar. Then the sounds of an organ gently come in like a wave pushing over the last third of the song. Although there are fewer instruments in the acoustic cover the overall feel is anything but simple. Bellamy’s distinctive voice causes the vocals to be prominent with bright falsettos and a powerful finishing vocal run.
Bellamy posted the song last Friday. The caption accompanying the post on his social media reads, “One of my favorite songs of all time, and a timely song for a tough year. We should all reach out and be there for our friends right now!”
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