Zee Avi - artis You Tube lagi .. top!

Inspired by Sya's blog, I quickly post this one here. Thanx Sya. It's very true, whoever loves Yuna, will surely love Zee Avi as well. The same flow of music, same source of inspiration. What's left to compete now is only their creativities.

(Info source from Wiki, .. Wiki, often be my 1st choice of info searching & sharing).
Zee Avi, known as Kokokaina at YouTube. She was born in Miri, Sarawak, East Malaysia. Born on 1986, real name, Izyan Alirahman. She is a Malaysian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and ukulele player. She moved to Kuala Lumpur when she was 12. She studied fashion design at American InterContinental University in London.

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Avi originally posted a video of her first song on YouTube because one of her friends had missed her first performance in Kuala Lumpur, so she created a video on YouTube for him to watch. He convinced Avi to leave the video up, and soon she received positive feedback, which inspired her to put more videos on YouTube. After she was featured YouTube, she attracted the attention of Brushfire Records, with which she would join. Her song "No Christmas For Me" is featured on Brushfire Records's 2008 Christmas album This Warm December: A Brushfire Holiday. Her single "Bitter Heart" was first to become available on the US iTunes store, and her full self-titled debut album was released on May 19, 2009. On the day of her album's release, YouTube featured her on the front page in Spotlight: Music Tuesday. She is currently touring the United States.

My personal comment:
She is talented. I wonder why our local producers didn't grab her first. People like Zee is a great asset of our local music industry. (Takdelah asik kena kutuk je dgn org Indo..hehe..*peace*) Maybe, producers should start doing different method of looking for new talents, rather than having the same normal conventional ones. e.g. u know lah..

Intip-intip lah sikit internet nih.. kan dah kena kebas orang US dulu. Hehe.. But, like Yuna, young artists are now very independent. They do everything themselves and that's a sign of a good change. Not perfect, but slowly, they will learn by time.

'Kantoi' is a song by Zee Avi that blend lyrics from Bahasa Malaysia and English. I'm very sure this will create (if not already have) new phenomena and will attract so many critics from various language experts. As for me, what important is the balance. When the music catches the right tune, blending the sound super-well enough for most of our ears to appreciate it, then, the wording sometimes will be less important. It's just like listening to a song with amazing sounds and rhythm that really catches your attention, but in a different language you not even knew one single meaning of it. But, to have a song that could let us inspired from both rhythms and words, that is a bonus that could stick the melody longer in our sweet memories.

So, Zee, keep up the good work, and work harder to improvise your quality along with time, it's just obeying another normal nature rules like what others did (^_*)




  1. syA said,

    right now, i am just waiting for her album to be released here. and i'll be the first one buying her cd.

    on May 30, 2009 at 12:36 PM