Straw Lim

Independent artist made in Malaysia.

Music is essential to Straw and travelling plays a big part in her search for meaning in life. To date, she has travelled close to 50 countries. Straw is extremely vulnerable when she sings, mellow tones paired with gritty lyrics, intertwined with dreamy layers of vocal loops, she attempts to unfold the stories and voices gathered in her head. In 2012, Straw released an EP “Straw’s Demo”, produced and handmade with her previous band, Astrawnomi. In 2015-2019, Straw worked full time as a designer while producing her album, “Excursion”, a collection of songs inspired by her travels, which was released in September 2019. She then toured around Malaysia and Taiwan for three months. Due to COVID-19, Straw is promoting the album online from her home in North Borneo.

Astrawnomi

Astrawnomi is Straw’s space where she explores her endless creativity in art and activism.

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Why “Straw”?

Only in Malaysia, the drinking straw is commonly known as “shui cao” in Mandarin, which actually means aquatic plants. This is to reflect her unique Malaysian identity, as well as her love for water.

林水草

馬來西亞獨立藝人

音乐和旅行是水草探索人生的方式,目前她已游览了將近 50 个国家。柔和的音质配上坚韧不拔的歌词,并透过歌声重叠的点缀,她试图将循环在脑海中的声音与故事,赤裸地传达给世人。

2012 年,水草發行了首張 EP「你看不見的」,由她之前的樂团 Astrawnomi 獨立並手工製作。2015-2019 年期間,水草從事多媒體設計師的全職工作的同時製作了「漫游」專輯。這張被背包旅行所啟發的專輯順利於 2019 年 9 月發行。隨後,她在馬來西亞和台灣巡迴演出了三個月。 由於疫情蔓延,水草位於北婆羅洲的家中,在線宣傳專輯。

Astrawnomi

Astrawnomi 是水草的宇宙,於藝術與行動主義之中探索無限的創意。

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​ 爲什么叫「水草」? 

大馬人稱吸管為水草,留此名是為了彰顯馬來西亞華人的特性。小時候水草總覺得自己像一根吸管,喝飲料時未必需要它,可有了它或許能增添幾分享受;它一直都躺在那,呆著、觀察著、有時候等著,但不求什麼,偶爾只希望能在音樂里吸取一丁點的存在感,如此而已。