asia mei

asia mei

 Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Singer/songwriter asia (ah-sya) mei puts her own slant on melancholy rock with her classical background, jazzy vocals, introspective lyrics and irresistible choruses, crafting a fresh and distinctive sound.

Biography

Pianist/singer/songwriter asia (ah-sya) mei puts her own slant on melancholy rock with her classical background, jazzy vocals, introspective lyrics and irresistible choruses, crafting a fresh and distinctive sound.

Mostly working behind the scenes as an arranger, musical director, composer and production assistant, with credits with Bruce Springsteen, Moby and Annie Gallup and a tour with Andrea Boccelli, asia has come back to apply that experience to her own material in the highly anticipated "introverse" released 6.11.11

Introverse is her second release after debut shards (’06) and single big apple tree (’09) and has received overwhelmingly positive reviews for its artistry, originality and soul.

asia mei’s moody piano heavy sound finds its place with the fans of such artists as Muse, Jeff Buckley, Tori Amos, Antony and the Johnsons, Regina Spektor, Radiohead and Coldplay.

asia currently resides in Northampton, MA via New York City, Boston, Israel and Russia.

Lyrics

big apple tree

Written By: asia mei

look left, look right
go on and take a bite
from the big apple tree

although they told you not to do
money snake seems too hard to refuse

but i say

don't you bite
or you'll finally find you're naked
don't you bite
or you'll find yourself alone
don't you bite
or you'll finally find you're empty
and without a home

there are no butterflies
there's only worms
in the the big apple tree
it looks so good from the outside
but consequences are too high

don't you bite
or you'll finally find you're naked
don't you bite
or you'll find yourself alone
don't you bite
or you'll finally find you're empty
and without a home

a bus to sunshine

Written By: asia mei

i'm on a bus to sunshine
the road is never ending
takes more the hollywood has said

and outside there's nothing
it's dark beyond the window
and i can feel the outside air too well

but they'll build you up
and they'll want you to believe
but they'll give you up
and in the end you'll be relieved
to fade away

tonight i am too tired
to make myself remembered
and i'm watching from the side again

and i'm writing slowly
about the bus to sunshine
that sun that never shows its face

but they'll build you up
and they'll want you to believe
but they'll give you up
and in the end you'll be relieved
to fade away

tonight i am too tired
to make myself remembered
but the sun
the sun it still remains

but they'll build you up
and they'll want you to believe
but they'll give you up
and in the end you'll be relieved
to fade away

you (wedding song)

Written By: asia mei

I'm glad that it's you
That smiled at me in the hall

Don't be scared
It will be fine
I've got your hand
And you've got mine
I'm glad that it's you
That smiled at me in the hall

I'm glad that it's you
That stays when everyone's gone

Don't be scared
You're not alone
I'll be there
When you come home
I'm glad that it's you
That stays when everyone's gone

I'm glad that it's you
That I tie myself to

Don't be scared
It will be fine
I've got your hand
And you've got mine
I'm glad that it's you
That I tie myself to

i fall

Written By: asia mei

you stretched your hand
out in the dark
looking for something
to make your life spark
then i walked by
and you walked out

and i was your answer
and love was your answer
now it's an everyday thing
like washing your hands or the dishes

but answers are drugs
soon they lose their effect
you find something harder
and can never go back

but i was your answer
and love was your answer
now it's an everyday thing
like washing your hands or the dishes

you stretched your hand
out in the dark
you found your light
but where am i?

maps

Written By: asia mei

if only you told me you didn't mean it
if only you told then i would forgive it
but you said nothing, you simply disappeared

all is maps, even men and their fate
and i just found out where we are going

i read your letters, the ones that you wrote me
the ones that you wrote me when we were still happy
they used to kill me, but now i am cold as ice

all is maps, even men and their fate
and i just found out where we are going

if only you told me you didn't mean it
but you said nothing
and your silence said everything

Discography

"introverse" - 6.11.11
"big apple tree" (single) - 2009
"shards" - 2006

Set List

asia mostly performs sets either solo with her piano or as a duo with fellow guitarist/singer/songwriter Andres Wilson.
Together they share their originals, and cover unexpected gems.
The sets are either acoustic or semi-electric, and range from introspective to intense to head-banging, depending on venue and mood.

On special occasions asia assembles her rock band for an energetic, dynamic and edgy rendition.