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11-Year-Old Nails Haunting Version Of “Sound Of Silence”
This is so beautiful I had to listen to it again. I love this particular arrangement – her voice is perfect for it.
Morgan Slimak
06.28.19

It’s not often we come across a new young talent that we haven’t seen before, but when we stumbled upon a video of young singer Jadyn Rylee recently, we immediately knew we had to share it. We were so impressed by her!

The video we are talking about is her amazing cover of Simon & Garfunkel song “The Sound Of Silence”.

Jadyn was only 11 years old when she first recorded her version the song, and as soon as she released it, the Internet totally fell in love. Since it was posted on her YouTube channel, the video has gone on to receive over 12 million views! The reason being? It turns out, Jadyn has vocals that will literally make your jaw drop.

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For a girl of her age, her range is absolutely incredible and she hits both the low and high notes with ease.

It also feels like there is real emotion behind the lyrics as she sings them. In general, singing passionately is usually something that comes more with age, yet, at just 11 years old, Jadyn already is able to tap into deep emotional reserves.

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Another reason we found Jadyn’s cover of the Simon & Garfunkel song so interesting is the fact that it blends multiple versions of the track together into one, creating something completely new.

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Jadyn took a lot of her inspiration from the hard rock band Disturbed who also covered the track in 2015.

Their version certainly feels a little darker than the original, which comes across when Jadyn does her rendition.

“The combination of the elements gives this song the smooth tone of the original as well as the ‘edge’ of the version performed by Disturbed,” it says in the video description.

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We definitely agree! Jadyn’s version has a dark and very interesting edge to it.

Her vocals while very beautiful, also have a somewhat haunting quality to them, and it’s spellbinding to listen to.

One explanation for how she has been able to develop her voice so fully so early in life is because of how young she started singing. At the time of her recording of “The Sound Of Silence”, she already had over 9 years of experience!

“Jadyn has been singing since the age of two. She loves to be on stage singing to people probably more than anything else in the world,” the bio on her YouTube channel reads.

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In addition, while she didn’t have her own band backing her, she did invite fellow young musician Sina to play the drums on the track, which adds a very cool touch.

Sina was 17 at the time of the recording.

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We find it so amazing that these young women have found something to fully dedicate themselves to at such a young age. Most people don’t figure out what they truly want to do in life until they are much, much older.

We are certain that both Jadyn and Sina have very long and promising careers ahead of them.

It will also be so interesting to see how Jadyn’s voice continues to develop over time as she keeps on practicing and recording new songs. We wish her the best.

Watch Jadyn Rylee’s cover of Simon & Garfunkel song “The Sound Of Silence” below.

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By Morgan Slimak
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Morgan Slimak is a contributing writer at Shareably. He is based in Pennsylvania and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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