Saturday, June 13, 2009

She Is Zee Bomb!

Was looking around Rock Corner for Khadra's Hannah Montana OST on Thursday when I chanced upon this heavenly voice. She is Zee Avi. (<-- and that is her official website!)

Nicked from Wikipedia ('coz you know you are a nobody until you have been Wiki-ed!):

Zee Avi (born Izyan Alirahman, also known as KokoKaina; b. 1986) is a Malaysian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and ukulele player. She was born in Miri, Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. She moved to Kuala Lumpur when she was 12. She studied fashion design at American InterContinental University in London.

Zee 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 Zee to leave the video up, and soon she received positive feedback, which inspired her to put more videos on YouTube. After she was featured on YouTube, she was signed by Brushfire Records, which is partly owned by Jack Johnson. 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.

Her song "Monte" was featured in the second season finale of Private Practice.

Here's another good link - her own Youtube : KokoKaina's channel It goes without saying that I already bought her first album and found some tunes that were really catchy. I especially liked Bitter Heart , Honey Bee and Kantoi. (In actual fact I haven't gone through all of them yet, always putting these three on repeat! hihihihihihi)

I think the following is the a great string of tunes as an intro to her work: Live from and above the Solar Powered Plastic Plant.

Take your time to enjoy - Honey Bee, Bitter Heart, Kantoi and Monte.

and for your easy lip syching - the lyrics:

Honey Bee

I am a honey bee
Shunned off from the colony
And they won’t let me in
So I left the hive
They took away all my stripes
And broke off both my wings
So I’ll find another tree
And make the wind my friend
I’ll just sing with the birds
They’ll tell me secrets of the world

But my other honey bee
Stuck where he doesn’t wanna be
But my darling honey bee
I’ll come save you
Even if it means I’ll have to face the Queen

So I’ll come prepared
My new friends say they would help me
Get my loved one back
They say it isn’t right
The bees have control of your mind
But I choose not to believe that

So we’ll meet in the darkness of the night
And I’ll promise I will be there on time
We’ll be guided by my new friends the butterflies
Bring us back to our own little hive

Oh my other honey bee
No longer stuck where he doesn’t wanna be
Oh my darling honey bee
I have saved you
And now that you’re with me
We can make our own honey

Bitter Heart

Sun rays come down as seen when they hit the ground,
Children spinning around till they fall down down down.
I wait for you: it's been two hours now,
You're still somewhere in town,
Your dinner's getting cold.
I rest my case you are always this late,
And you know how much I hate waiting around 'round 'round,

Bitter heart, bitter heart tries to keep it all inside,
Bitter heart, bitter heart shadows will help you try to hide,
Bitter heart, my bitter heart is gettin' just a little fragile,
Bitter heart, bitter heart of mine.

And then you come and tell me the same reason as you did yesterday,
So tell me what's her name.
Doo doo da dum, doo doo da dum, doo doo doo doo doo doo da da dum dum, da da da da dum, da da da da dum, da da da da dum.

Bitter heart, bitter heart tries to keep it all inside
Bitter heart, bitter heart shadows will help you try to hide,
Bitter heart, my bitter heart is getting just a little fragile,
Bitter heart, bitter heart of mine, of mine, of mine, of mine, of mine, of mine.


Semalam I call you, you tak answer.
You kata you keluar pergi dinner.
You kata you keluar dengan kawan you.
But when I called Tommy he said it wasn't true.

So I drove my car pergi Damansara.
Tommy kata maybe you tengok bola.
Tapi bila I sampai you, you tak ada.
Lagilah I jadi gila.

So I called and called sampai you answer.
You kata sorry sayang tadi tak dengar.
My phone was on silent, I was at the gym.
Tapi latar belakang suara perempuan lain.

Sudahlah sayang, I don't believe you.
I've always known your words were never true.
Why am I with you, I pun tak tahu.
No wonderlah my friends pun tak suka you.

So I guess that's the end of our story.
Akhir kata she accepted his apology.
Tapi last last kita dapat tahu she was cheating too.
With her ex boyfriend's best friend - Tommy.


Flowers in the ground they wilt away
Sun in the sky it fades away
Making funnier shapes from clouds so gray
The breeze in the trees they blow my way

I was told my soul was old
Why can't i understand it all
If my soul was really old
Wonder if i could change this world

Life has given me obstacles
Still i bite my tongue and say it's wonderful
I'm just glad i'm still around
But i'm even more glad when things are down

But you, you came to break me
Oh you, you came to save me

Life's too short for worries and pains
So let the day take you by the hand
Get your filofax well go and burn them
But i'm too well for a damned man

Make a wish on a star at night
The brightest star that's in the sky
Only two have realized
That it was just a satellite

But you, you came to call me
Oh you, you came to cool me

Have a good weekend, y'all! I know I will.. :)

-dillz blogging out-


Anonymous said...

lagu kantoi dah byk kali main kat radio. ku pikir dia ni dari holiwud.

sungguh bagus suara perempuan ini

~cik ros

dillazag said...

cik ros,
serious? This was the first time i ever heard her. agak suka. reminds me of norah jones + jason mraz + yuna.
BTW, camna nak beli cd si yuna ni yek?

Anonymous said...

cd yuna tu akak boleh order dari fb dia (amy la kata kan). kalau tak pun order je kat amy sebab mereka tu berkawan (tak gitu ke amilia :) salah?)

bila nak makan2 lagi nih?

~cik ros

dillazag said...

cik ros,
Tu la.. Saya nampak dah gambar si Amilia punya mommy dengan si Yuna dalam fb si Amilia. Boleh tolong ke Cik Puan Amilia? Bawak masa gathering ye. Hutang...

Anonymous said...

keluar tajuk skit...akak saya suka la baca husin lempoyang punya blog tu. aduihhh...tajam menikam gitu.

dan suka juga semua blog2 yg ada kat link akak nih. kira blog akak ni boleh lah cas "mcm2 ada" kan :)

~cik ros

dillazag said...

cik ros,
glad to be of service. akan ku cari lagi blog2 yang power utk dilink-kan disini.
macam-macam ada....