05 February 2006

Brisa Roché

On Wednesday's On a tout essayé (seen weekdays in France on France 2 and in Canada on TV5), we were introduced to The Chase, Brisa Roché's wonderful début record. She's originally from California, but now lives in Paris. The record is out on Blue Note, but only in France. In his review on the show, Jean-Bernard Hebey put forward that she can't sing, composes insipid melodies, and will therefore appeal to the pseudo-intellectuals who read Télérama (I must admit, I do recognise myself in that description).

They played the video
(WMV or YouTube) for the song Mystery Man, and it was bloody brilliant! I don't know what he was on about... While we wait for a North American release, here are six tracks from the record for your listening pleasure: