10 July 2009

Bitter Heart - Zee Avi

Zee Avi (born Izyan Alirahman,[1] also known as KokoKaina; b. 1986)[citation needed] 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.[2] She studied fashion design at American InterContinental University in London.[3]

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.[3] After she was featured on YouTube, she was signed by Brushfire Records, which is partly owned by Jack Johnson.[2] Her song "No Christmas For Me" is featured on Brushfire Records's 2008 Christmas album This Warm December: A Brushfire Holiday.[4] 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 (June - August 2009) touring the United States.

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

extracted from wikipedia

Zee Avi 出生在東馬來西亞,沙勞越,美里。在 you tube 網上的唱歌被發掘,2009年5月19日發行個人專輯,現在在美國巡迴演唱。歌聲像台灣的王若琳。


  1. 這首歌曲摻雜英語和馬來語,稱為Manglish (Malay-English),這個是馬來西亞和新加坡一帶的語言特色,比如新加坡的SIngish(新加坡似的英語,摻雜了英語、華語、馬來語、福建話) 。歌名是"Kantoi" 意思是做了事情被揭穿,就是“爆了”的意思,字幕是全英語翻譯。

    Here's a direct translation of Zee Avi's "Kantoi" which is sung in typical Manglish (Malay-English mix). "Kantoi" is a Malay term used when one is caught committing an act or exposed for committing an act, similar to the term "Busted" used in English.

  2. That's a good recommendation. Thanks! :)