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Album at a glance: Zee Avi, by Zee Avi

by on Jul.10, 2009, under Album at a glance, Artist at a glance, Music

Zee Avi by Zee Avi

I discovered Zee Avi the way I discover many other artists, through Amazon’s free download library. I heard Bitter Heart and was instantly hooked. She has a very pleasant voice and her style is very similar to classic jazz singers. Adding to that mood is the swanky instrumental backing, with guitar, upright bass, piano, horns, and even ukelele. (Zee is self-taught on the guitar and ukelele.)

She reminds me a lot of a female Jack Johnson, which is not a coincidence considering he signed her to his Brushfire Records label. It’s the perfect place for her. One way she differs from JJ is that her lyrics are much darker, even though the music is upbeat. In that way, she reminds me of Death Cab For Cutie.

Besides her music, what I found most interesting was the fact that she’s from Malaysia. You’d never know it, listening to her music. Just a funny little tidbit.

I know I haven’t really done much of a review of the album, but go listen to the Amazon preview. I’m sure you’ll like it!

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