Ghostbird - BRUSHFIRE/MONOTONE
FILTER Grade: 74%
By Clare R. Lopez on August 29, 2011
It’s no surprise Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records is home to Zee Avi’s latest effort, Ghostbird. Sporting an acoustic guitar, ukulele and delicate percussion, the album fits the bill in an instrumental and tonal sense. While the Malaysian songstress’ charming vocals are easily the main attraction, Avi’s unexpected stroll through different sonic territories—hopping from pop (“The Book of Morris Johnson”) to R&B (“Concrete Wall”) and reggae (“Roll Your Head In The Sun”)—is a close second.