Wednesday, June 3, 2009
This CD: the self titled debut from Zee Avi, could not have released at a better time - summer. People say the overplayed Colbie Callait is the female Jack Johnson, but they are mistaken for Zee Avi is and even has Jack's stamp of approval (she is signed to his the record label he created).
The Malaysia born singer songwriter offers chillatthebeach ready tunes, in the way that Jack Johnson does - not direct like the Beach Boys, but in a sort of abstract way. She may never mention the ocean, yet you feel like you're there. She has the voice of a modern Ella Fitzgerald, that give her songs a timeless feel. Not all tunes are "beachy" and lighthearted, some are more serious - but never depressing. I can even see her single "Bitter Heart" being this summer's "The Way I Am"/"Fidelity" type hit.
If you are a Jack Johnson fan like myself, you will just love Zee Avi! The Album is just cute and a perfect way to kick off your summer!