Joy Williams has been covering Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" as an encore track during her concert performances. She has finally released an official live recording of the 1990 dance track but has given a folk treatment to the song consistent with her styling.
Williams stays true to the original melody and transforms "Silence" into a song of longing complete with additional stringed instruments. The song is performed to an audience and dubbed "Live from the Front Porch" in honor of her forthcoming album Front Porch.
"Enjoy the Silence" originally comes from Depeche Mode's 1990 album Violator, the band's seventh album. It served as the album's second single following "Personal Jesus." The single itself has been certified Gold by the RIAA and became a top 10 hit on the Hot 100 chart.
Joy Williams has been working on Front Porch, the follow-up to 2015 and 2016's Venus but no details have been released as far as release date or tracklisting. Williams, however, has released two songs that are believed to be on the upcoming effort, "The Trouble with Wanting" and "Canary." The album is described as returning to her roots.
Listen to the folk-infused cover of "Enjoy the Silence" above.