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Brisa Roche

The Chase

2006-08-07

Children often pass through many phases as they decide what to be when they grow up. The prospective ballet dancer eventually opts to fight fires, the aspiring veterinarian blossoms into a Wall Street financial whiz. But not so for Brisa Roche. Long before she made The Chase, her sultry debut album for Metro Blue Records (an imprint of Blue Note Records), the American-born, Parisian-based singer-songwriter knew that she was destined to be a musician. And through a variety of adventures, stretched across two continents, she never lost sight of that goal. Brisa stays centered and strengthens her core: “I am attached to the physical aspect of singing, the breathing and phrasing, and the storytelling. Between the repetition in melody and words, and the rhythmic act of breathing and singing, there is a very hypnotic angle.” Hypnotic. Mesmerizing. Seductive. These are all adjectives that embody The Chase. The Chase introduces Brisa Roche to the world at large - hopefully, it can keep up with her. For while her music is suave and cool, her spirit is still, as ever, raging. - Publicity

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