Canadian-Russian Michelle Gurevich originally wanted to make films. After spending a decade in that world, however, she decided to shift her talents to music, and began writing songs in her bedroom. Something she continues to do to this day. It explains how her music sounds both grandiose and particularly intimate. Single "Party Girl" is already one for the ages.
Her sound is hugely influenced by her parents' record cabinet, full of Soviet and European records from the 1970s. Michelle translates that into smoky ballads full of sharp, fatalistic lyrics, with a melodramatic flair that feels very natural to fans of Charles Aznavour, Zeki Müren and Nikolai Slichenko.
With regularly sold-out shows in cities around the world, it should come as no surprise that Gurevich has amassed a huge fan base in both Eastern Europe and the Berlin queer scene. But her tragicomic, melodic and sentimental sound in the shadow of glamour is something that transcends the regional.
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