If you are looking for simple and honest recordings that have a beautifully warm and light feeling to them, check out the Malaysian-born Zee Avi. Her single, "Bitter Heart" somehow makes her relationship/love struggles sound sweet and loving instead of angry and frustrated. She's got a great sound that just makes you smile and want to hear a little bit more. Check her out!
Avi is signed to Jack Johnson's Brushfire Records label, and you can check out her music on the Brushfire website.