Evolution in life is usually thought of as a gradual process in which something changes in its final form. This describes Songtress and author Stacye Branche’s third disc, The Evolution of Living in Truth.
Branche started her musical career as a young child singing in school. Branche later received a recording contract right out of high school.
“I had a friend who worked at a record label and brought them (producers) to hear me,” Brance says.
She later wrote songs that received submissions to the soundtracks of such films The Brothers, Biker Boys, Blue Moon and several others as well.
Capitalizing on her silky soprano, three octaves range, this Los Angeles native channels her Alternative Soul for her music that is a blend of rhthym and blues, pop and Jazz. Life experiences have helped shaped the voice behind her 2001 album, I Believe, and the 2004 follow-up For The Man I Love.
Branche who is a popular blogger became inspired to write books after a few hopeful requests from her fans. She has penned three books entitled, It’s All In How You Look At It(thoughts and questions about life. )
Relationships: and the things we don’t talk about and Its All In How You Look at it(thoughts and questions about love and relationships). Which are stories to help us have better relationships with others.
“We must first learn to love ourselves if we hope to have relationships with others. ”
Branche offers some needful advice to those looking to get into the music industry.
“There is no one way to get in the industry, Branche says. “You just have to create your best work, whether it’s through music or writing books. Do your best work and in time you’ll be guided to the right people or someone will notice you.”
With a vocal style borne throughh study of the emotional nuances of Minnie Ripperton, Dinah Washington and Ella Fitzgerald, Branche 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”.
“This album embodies the time I’ve spent growing as a person, as a writer and now producer,” Branche says.
“The tracks are a kaledioscope offering my fans a true sense of myself, my evolution.”