“The Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel has captivated audiences for generations with its reflective lyrics and memorable melody. The song’s influence extends across various musical styles, inspiring countless artists to offer their own interpretations.

Among these, Henk Poort’s version stands out remarkably. The Dutch opera singer, known for his powerful voice, chose to infuse his rendition with elements from Disturbed’s heavier cover rather than sticking to the original folk vibe.

His performance on the Dutch TV show “Beste Zangers” showcased his unique approach. Poort began with a soft, string-accompanied introduction, surprising the audience as he seamlessly shifted into a more intense rock style halfway through.

This unexpected transformation not only captivated the audience but also left the show’s hosts visibly impressed. Poort’s interpretation has since resonated widely, amassing over 10 million views on YouTube.

Experience the power of his performance in the video below: