Luise Najib

Yogyakarta, Indonesia


It’s a misty day in the morning. Your toes touch each other under your favourite blanket. It’s cold. Sun should be out just now, but the rain is pouring. The falling leaves are hitting your window, thanks to the mild blowing wind, making random knocking sounds. It’s relaxing, but you have to get up. Luise Najib will offer you to grab that cup of warm water and sit down on your terrace. Be the audience of the rain knocking down the earth or just enjoy your own thoughts on your love affairs. You may also savor feeling blue or even imagine yourself stranded in an island really far from where you are. Why don’t you eat something a little extra ordinary for breakfast? Luise Najib will give you Shakshuka. Eggs poached in spicy tomato sauce with some heat thrown in it. This spicy Middle Eastern breakfast is perfect to release your endorphins. Perfect to balance out the gloomy start, isn’t it?

Having had the influences from Divas in the 90s, like Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion, Luise Najib’s vocal grew rather strong. She liked to belt her voice out to the fullest. She has experienced ups and downs, high and low tides in the music industry. Luise has been in several bands since Junior High School.

Her former band The Cadenzza got to the final of LA Lights Indiefest, Bronze Prize at AVIMA (Asia Pacific Voice Independent Music Awards), and different wins at events and festivals. Luise herself has toured with famous Indonesian musicians like Superman is Dead, J-Rocks, Bondan Prakoso and The Sigit. She got to big 12 of The Voice Indonesia, she also released an Indonesian powerhouse single “Cobalah Untuk Setia” tutored by Rieka Roeslan from The Groove. However, she still feels she hasn’t let people know who she really is through music.

Now she is a devoted listener of James Blake, Jamie Woon, James Vincent McMorrow, Bon Iver, BANKS, Jessie Ware, Kimbra, etc. Luise has chosen to tone down a bit and focus more into experimenting her powerhouse vocals and mix it with electronic music. Trying to blend those to create good and unique sounds. Music that is not tiring to the ears. For this, she chose to experiment with her looping station. A device that can create layers of sounds and make the background music out of it. In her upcoming album, there are sounds she had taken from the Mother Nature itself to create some of the beats and the mood. You will be familiar with the sound of the rain, the waves, the wind, water, even crickets.

In this new album, she has come to designate more sultry and whispery vocals, but also powerful at the right places. Luise Najib tries to be as honest as possible when it comes to her music now, lyrically and musically. Delivering the message justly and correctly is really important to her. Like the hopeless romantic that she is, heartbreaks, and the mistakes she’s done, also daily life phenomenons which inspire her in some deep ways, her music will tell you about those.

Hungry to show people her new creation is to say the least. Getting the help from Vicky Unggul as the Co-Producer, this is gonna be the first album of Luise Najib. It’s going to be an exciting journey!


Love Affair (Official Music Video)