Straw Lim

Malaysian independent artist based in North Borneo

Back with her latest single, “Hoot”, Straw Lim attempts to raise awareness on social issues through songwriting.

Known for having a deep interest in travelling, her album “Excursion” produced alongside Dae Kim in 2019, was inspired by her backpacking trips, playing a huge role in her search for meaning in life. Having travelled close to 50 countries, she concluded that her home, Malaysia is the best place to be. Currently based in the land below the wind, she explores art and activism while composing her next album.

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.

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While studying, Straw released “Straw’s Demo” in 2012, an EP produced at home with her previous band, Astrawnomi. Upon graduation, she worked full time as a multimedia designer in a non-profit organisation while producing “Excursion”, which was released in September 2019. Straw has toured in Malaysia and Taiwan, and was also invited to perform in Macau. She was featured in City Roars Festival, Rantai Art Festival, RIUH in the City and more.

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Astrawnomi

Astrawnomi is Straw’s space where she explores her 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 the ocean.

林水草

定居於北婆羅洲的馬來西亞藝術家

林水草近期推出新單曲《Hoot》,試圖透過創作唱談社會議題。
 
2019 年她帶著與 Dae Kim 共同製作的首張創作專輯《漫游》到西馬和台灣巡演,並分享背包旅行的心得和故事。遊覽將近 50 個國家的她,最終決定扎根於祖國,一邊探索藝術家與社運的角色,一邊籌備下一張專輯。
 
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2012
年與樂團 Astrawnomi 完成《你看不見的》私房 EP 後,到國外修讀互動媒體設計。畢業後在非營利組織從事設計工作,並於 2019 年發行《漫游》。曾在馬來西亞和台灣各大小城市巡演,也曾受邀到澳門演出。參與的的音樂節包括《城市巨響》、《Rantai Art Festival》、《RIUH in the City》等。

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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。