Every once in a while Jason Bentley plays a song that prompts multiple calls to the station with people desperately seeking it out. That song this week is the RAC remix of Zee Avi’s “Concrete Wall”.
Stream “Concrete Wall” — RAC Remix
On this track, the Malaysian singer really stepped out of her comfort zone of softly sung songs accompanied by a gentle instrument like the ukulele. Instead, it’s more like a hip hop track, with a catchy hook and Zee dramatically banging a drum.
Stream “Concrete Wall” Live on KCRW[audio:http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/concrete-wall.mp3|titles=”Concrete Wall” Live on KCRW]
In person, Zee is tiny, lovely and gives off an incredibly peaceful vibe, but she is not to be underestimated. You can feel her toughness in this song and I dare anyone to cross her!
Be on the look out for 3 more remixes, from Mario C & David Hurwitz, Mansions on The Moon, and Robert Carranza. All four will be released as a digital maxi single next week.