Michelle Kash is putting her own twist on Depeche Mode‘s “Personal Jesus” and it’s absolutely stunning.
The LA-based singer/songwriter’s seductive, fiery take on alternative pop is equally evocative and empowering in its confidence and charisma. In between echoes of swelling synths, her voice tows the line between a coy croon and a commanding chant on “Personal Jesus,” painting her as a 21st century temptress.
“I’ve always been looking for some cover to bring to the live set that I really connect with and that’s where ‘Personal Jesus’ came in,” Kash tells Celeb Secrets. “When I was going through ideas, I instantly thought of [the song] because it’s one of the most legendary songs and I really connected with it with the arrangement.”
“When I sing ‘Personal Jesus,’ I have a vision of a sexual savior within myself or that I look for in others,” she shares. “It’s gritty and shadowy like an after-hours party. I hadn’t seen a woman cover the song, which added a different dimension. It paves the way for where I want to go musically.”
“Personal Jesus” follows Michelle‘s two previously released singles, “Smoking Gun,” a mesmerizing track about succumbing to the irresistible temptation of a toxic lover, and “Hurt Me,” a track that examines the difficulty of staying happy in a relationship without passion from a partner.
You can learn more about Michelle Kash and her music by watching our interview below.