Watch Zee Avi's Tiny Desk Concert
"First of the Gang" (Morrissey cover)
"Just You and Me"
Malaysian-born singer-songwriter Zee Avi owes a large portion of her success to the Internet. Hers is an increasingly familiar but still noteworthy story: After posting a few songs on YouTube and MySpace, Avi was discovered by Patrick Keeler of the rock group The Raconteurs. Keeler, in turn, forwarded the songs to the manager of The White Stripes and The Shins. Within a month, Avi signed a deal with Brushfire Records, the label partially owned by singer Jack Johnson. She released her self-titled debut album earlier this year.
Here in this intimate Tiny Desk Concert set — a suitable venue for Avi's breezy and tender voice — she sings three hushed lullabies, including what has become one of her signature songs: Morrissey's "First of the Gang."
To watch last week's Tiny Desk Concert with Bowerbirds, click here.