Listen to Owen’s Cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘Judas’
Owen (a.k.a. Mike Kinsella) performed the song from Depeche Mode's 1993 record 'Songs of Faith and Devotion,' as part of his upcoming covers album, 'Other People's Songs.' On the album, Kinsella also pays tribute to the likes of Against Me!, the Promise Ring and more. It's set to drop Dec. 2 via Polyvinyl.
For 'Judas,' Kinsella strips the song to its bones and turns into a sparse, cello-tinged affair. He told Alternative Press, "I've always thought the song was beautiful and love the entire 'Songs Of Faith And Devotion' album, beginning to end. And I'm a big fan of the way [songwriter] Martin Gore addresses super heavy/serious subject manners with simple, Dr. Seuss-like poetry."
Compare and contrast Owen's version with the original below: