Progressive rockers Coheed and Cambria’s delicate delivery of “April Come She Will” ushers in spring. With frontman Claudio Sanchez’s lead vocals, this rare cover further reveals the musical depth and range of a band more known for their progressive rock, heavy metal, and post hardcore sounds.
In 1965, Paul Simon originally recorded and released the song on The Paul Simon Songbook. Simon and Garfunkel followed suite in December 1965 with their recording for their Sounds of Silence. Forty-six years later, for Christmas time of 2011, Coheed and Cambria debuted their cover version on YouTube.
"April, come she will
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain”
What are your thoughts of this band’s rendition? Which version do you prefer?
About the Uncovering Covers series.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, such that this music series aims to spotlight musical gems as well as new and familiar artists. Cover songs will draw from the grand discographies of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, including both the duo’s and their solo works.
This year’s series will focus on the Simon & Garfunkel catalogue.