(Napalm Records) Silent Skies - featuring Evergrey vocalist Tom S. Englund and classically trained pianist and composer Vikram Shankar (Redemption) - have revealed a beautifully stripped-down cover of Linkin Park's emotional hit song "Numb".
Continuing on the atmospheric path of their full-length, the touching cover version of "Numb" captivates the listener with its stunning piano melodies and hauntingly beautiful yet intense vocals. The cover maintains the impactful emotion of the original song while impressing with deep soundscapes that only Silent Skies can achieve, while its accompanying visualizer video supports the eerie atmosphere of the song perfectly.
Silent Skies on "Numb": "Two decades on, and 'Numb''s haunting melody and raw lyrics still pierce through our souls, speaking to the inner turmoil that sometimes plagues us all.
"It's a reminder that we are not alone in our struggles, that our fears and insecurities are shared by many.
"In a world that often seems to delight in tearing us down, this song is a beacon of hope, a reminder that we are stronger than we think. Our arrangement seeks to amplify this message, to imbue it with the full force of emotion and meaning that it deserves. For when we connect through music, we tap into something deeper, something that transcends time and space and unites us all.
"This is our contribution to honor the legacy of Linkin Park and to celebrate the beauty and power of music. For in these troubled times, it is the one thing that can still bring us together, that can still lift us up and carry us forward towards a brighter tomorrow."
In 2017, the paths of vocalist Tom S. Englund of Swedish progressive band Evergrey and multi- instrumentalist Vikram Shankar crossed fatefully. Both artists set themselves free from limitations to captivate their listener with Nectar - a soulful ten-track offering released in February 2022 via Napalm Records. The album is produced by Englund and Shankar themselves and mixed/mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios.
Silent Skies on their recent album Nectar: "Nectar represents an expansion and an elevation of all things that make us who we are; simultaneously grander and more intimate, more futuristic yet more organic and thoughtful. This record represents who we are, and it means so much to both of us, that we cannot wait to hear your feedback on it."