Zee Avi is the self-titled debut album from singer Zee Avi. The album is most notable for Avi's single "Bitter Heart". Zee Avi peaked at number 130 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart and number 2 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart in 2009. The album sold 6,000 copies in the United States in its first two weeks of release according to Nielsen SoundScan. The debut single "Bitter Heart" entered the Billboard Japan Hot 100 singles chart at number 82 and peaked at number 63 for two weeks
The story behind the release of Zee Avi's self-titled debut album is very much a 21st century tale. The Borneo-born, Kuala Lumpur-raised singer/songwriter began posting songs on YouTube at a friend's behest. Soon after she began to accumulate a fan base, eventually including the head of Monotone Records, who, in tandem with the people at Jack Johnson's Brushfire Records, signed her to a deal. Breathy, quiet, and sweet as spring, yet never wandering into cutesy territory, she hooks the listener in right away and never lets go. Songs like "Honey Bee," "Monte," and "First of the Gang to Die" are probably the most beguiling on the album, as they feature only Avi with guitar backing her vocals, but the instrumentation on the remainder never gets in the way (as you might expect from a Brushfire release).
Album · 2009 · 12 Songs. Just 22 years old at the time this was recorded, Zee Avi is a true Internet discovery. Hailing from Malaysia, the singer-songwriter and guitarist saw her career launched not long after posting some music videos online and listening to this charming debut, it’s easy to understand why. Blessed with a sweet and alluring voice that instantly grabs your attention, she breathes life into her gorgeous, flowing melodies over which she lays some clever, quirky lyrics (for instance rhyming Kierkegaard with broke my heart at one point)
Listen free to Zee Avi – Zee Avi (Bitter Heart, Poppy and more). Avi's self-titled debut album was released on 19 May 2009. The album was co-produced by Brushfire Records and Ian Montone's Monotone Records. On the day of the release, YouTube featured her on the front page in Spotlight: Music Tuesday. A day after that, she performed to a full house at the famed Roxy Theater in West Hollywood. The album went on to become the ninth best album of 2009 according to the Associated Press.
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Zee Avi. Bitter Heart, 02:36. Just You and Me, 02:56. Is This the End, 03:48.
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|5||Is This The End||3:48|
|8||I Am Me Once More||2:35|
|9||First Of The Gang To Die||3:56|
|12||Let Me In||4:25|
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