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Exclusive Stream: Susan Boyle Covers Depeche Mode

Singing sensation takes on 'Enjoy the Silence'

September 29, 2011 8:00 AM ET
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Susan Boyle
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Click to listen to Susan Boyle's cover of Depeche Mode's 'Enjoy the Silence'

They're two of the most enduring lines in modern rock: "Words are very unnecessary/ They can only do harm." Susan Boyle, the singing sensation who came out of nowhere to earn international acclaim on Britain's Got Talent, takes a leap of faith with an ethereal cover of Depeche Mode's 'Enjoy the Silence,' from her forthcoming third album Someone to Watch Over Me.

"The melody of the song is just beautiful," Boyle tells Rolling Stone, "but really that lyric sounds like it will touch so many people in the way it touched me." Doubtless: the way her voice leaps on the word harm is impressive in its vulnerability. 'Someone to Watch Over Me' will be out November 1st, but you can hear our exclusive premiere of 'Enjoy the Silence' above.

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