Hailing from Malaysia, singer-songwriter Zee Avi first found her break via YouTube (like similar ukulele wielder Kina Grannis. She has posted original songs online for a few years now, and thanks to the keen ears of Patrick Keeler of the The Raconteurs, who passed her name around his circle of distinguished musicians, her songs have traveled beyond the video platform into two hit albums and a handful of successful singles.
Download “Swell Window” from her latest album, Ghostbird, below and discover her breezy arrangements and delicate voice for yourself:
Zee Avi recently stopped by the Street Date studios and performed three songs from her latest album. Watch her play “Swell Window” below, then click here to watch “The Book of Morris Johnson,” “Milestone Moon,” and a full interview with Zee.
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Catch her perform live at this year’s Life Is Good Festival in Canton, MA this weekend (Sept. 24-25), alongside Ray LaMontagne, Brandi Carlile, and more. For more information on Life Is Good, check out our Spotlight coverage of the event.