Music to the ears: Young songstress Zee Avi is all set to mesmerize

May 19th, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by GD  

In the big bad world of show business, there comes only once in a while, a performer so fresh, that it breaks your heart just to hear her perform. For the early birds who have actually managed to hear young songstress Zee Avi they will surely endorse this view.

Fresh from her unlikely birthplace of Borneo, an unspoiled island paradise in the picturesque country of Malaysia, this soulful 23 year-old, is all set to become the next big thing to take the American music industry by storm. Inspite of her tender age, her heartwarming melody and soul-stirring lyrics make her the oldest 23 year-old around, in terms of maturity, way beyond her years.

Scooped up by Jack Johnson of Brush Fire Records following the airing of her internet video, this contemplative youngster was flown in right to the big league, having made absolutely the right connections with White Stripes, the manager of The Shins, Ian Montone,and Matt Costa. In her very first big-league self-titled album that promises to catapult her to major stardom, she displays an eclectic mix of tasteful influences. With a pronounced domination of prohibition-era jazz and ethereal vibrance of folk, her album which hits the store shelves today, sure is slotted to be a sell-out. As a part of the promotional activities, Koko (or Kokokaina as she is known to friends) is all set to put in a free in-store performance at the popular Finger Prints record store in Long Beach, so that listeners can get a sneak preview of her mesmerizing music.

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