Brushfire Records plans to release Zee Avi’s debut album on May 19.
The album features “touches” by Brushfire colleagues Zach Gill, Adam Topol, Merlo Podlewski. No word if Jack Johnson joins her in any way on any of the tracks (though I’m hoping he does).
The Malaysian-bred singer/songwriter’ became YouTube sensation last year, when her humble videos were noticed by the guys at Brushfire. Her first appearance for the label came as a breezy track on their multi-artist Christmas release (my review of that album here).
Other than the delightful Christmas song and the DIY YouTube vids, I haven’t heard a lot from Miss Avi. But judging on the stuff I have heard, I think she’s got huge potential. Kudos to Brushfire for snatching her up.
Since YouTube brought Avi her big break, it’s only appropriate that her album’s release date was announced in a YouTube video last week. That video is embedded below (you’ll need to turn up the volume).
May 19 can’t come soon enough!
Previous Zee Avi blogging:
–Excited for Zee Avi (aka Kokokaina)
–Zee Avi’s track aside, Brushfire’s Warm December serves up lukewarm holiday tunes