“The Evolution to Living in Truth”
Stacye Branché Brings “Alternative Soul” Full Circle
Capitalizing on her silky soprano, a three octaves diapason, Branché builds on the “Alternative Soul” hybrid with her third disc, “The Evolution to Living in Truth.”
-- a fusion of rhythm and blues, pop and jazz --- illustrated on her 2001 album “I Believe,” and illuminated in 2004, on the follow-up “For the Man I Love.”
The lush melodies and production on “Truth” were guided by Branché’s classically-trained voice and fully evolved during live sessions with some of the most highly-sought after musicians.
Further proving her melodic prowess, Branché also introduces a distinctive meld on the track “I Was Thinkin’ Maybe,” a collaboration with music producer DJ Khalil of the hip-hop duo Self Scientific.
“This album embodies the time I’ve spent growing as a person, as a writer and now producer ,” said Stacye. “The tracks are a kaleidoscope, offering my fans a true sense of myself, of my evolution.”
Since her last album, Stacye released two singles through Expansion Records in the United Kingdom, “Inside Me,” in 2004, and a remake of the Sergio Mendez classic “The Real Thing,” in 2005, as part of the label’s Soul Togetherness compilation series.
With a vocal style borne through a study of the emotional nuances of Minnie Riperton, Dinah Washington and Ella Fitzgerald, Branché has combined that knowledge with the influence and inflections of her work with Stevie Wonder, Herb Alpert and The Emotions to bring her distinctive style full circle. In essence, she has found her “truth.”
“The Evolution to Living in Truth,” the third disc from Stacye Branché is available for purchase at www.stacyebranche.com <http://www.stacyebranche.com/> and for download at iTunes <http://www.apple.com/itunes>.