James Blake covers Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound of Silence’ – listen

Rendition was aired on Blake's Radio 1 Residency show on Thursday (October 8)

James Blake has covered folk duo Simon & Garfunkel.

‘The Sound of Silence’ was originally written and released in 1964, with Blake airing his rendition on his BBC Radio 1 Residency Show on Thursday (October 8). Hear the song below.

Blake closed the show with the cover, dedicating to a friend who passed away on New Year’s Eve this year. He was joined by Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver) during the broadcast. The pair discussed a number of topics on the show, including the possibility of Blake performing at Vernon’s hometown music festival, Eaux Claires.

Black and Vernon previously collaborated in 2011 for ‘Fall Creek Boy’s Choir’, which was released on Blake’s ‘Enough Thunder’ EP.

Listen to the original recording of ‘The Sound of Silence’ beneath.

James Blake is thought to be releasing his third album, ‘Radio Silence’, later this year. He has confirmed that Bon Iver will be appearing on it, along with Kanye West and Connan Mockasin .

Blake has said of the album: “The [album] I’m writing now, I’ve had more focus doing this than I have before. I’m having more fun. It’s hard to say what will end up on the record, but it’s exciting.”