Susan Boyle covers Depeche Mode’s ‘Enjoy the Silence’

The album hits stores November 1.

If there is one thing particularly exciting about Susan Boyle’s upcoming album “Something To Watch Over Me” (which hits stores on November 1), it is the opportunity to listen to the singer take on different styles of music — some of which we have not heard much of from her in the past.

With that in mind, you can certainly count the Depeche Mode classic “Enjoy the Silence” as one of these such songs. At first, this songs as if it was an unfortunate mismatch that really didn’t work — but upon multiple listens, it becomes a particularly haunting anthem that possesses an interesting quality that we don’t necessarily get in much of Boyle’s music. While there are elements of her soothing voice and serene music, there is something that sticks with you here — and you also have to wonder if Susan is directing some of the song’s lyrics to some of her detractors out there.

Speaking to Rolling Stone (which is where you can hear the full song here), Boyle explains the decision to include a cover of this song on her album:

“The melody of the song is just beautiful, but really that lyric sounds like it will touch so many people in the way it touched me.”

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