ROCH aka London-based artist Kate Miller, has shared her first new music since the release of her excellent debut album Via Media last year. It’s a cover of the Kylie Minogue classic “Confide in Me”, to which Miller has quite a personal connection. She says:
“This year has made me nostalgic for pretty much everything. Kylie’s music reminds me of better times – and she is the first artist I saw live. Confide In Me is as old as I am – it’s a beautiful song and the original song’s instrumental starts similarly to the opening track on my debut album Via Media. I wanted to record the cover partly as a sort of comfort blanket but also to pay homage to a musical icon.”
She may have a lot of nostalgia for the original, but ROCH isn’t here to make a carbon copy of Kylie’s “Confide in Me”. Instead, she stamps her own impactful sound on it, with her spectral voice echoing off into a cavernous space as electronic beats bubble up from the ground below – a huge sound to fully transmit her empathy. Opening up her powerful voice in the chorus, beaming out the message “confide in me” like a searchlight over stormy waters, she converts the suggestive tone of the original into something truly gracious and, yes, saintly.