“And though, at 23, Miss Lou may seem a little young to be riffing music made in the heyday of jazz-pop –she makes it work to a T on the EP, with a voice that recalls Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington or Peggy Lee.”
“Lou has added two more hyphens to her CV in 2018: She now chairs tech and cybersecurity events, where she uses her skills and contacts in the music industry to help clients like IBM and Microsoft inject the arts into their networking events; and she mentors students at Raffles Girls' School and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.”
“[Her] debut EP Glamour Vintage Songbird, a five-tracker full of introspective soul and delightful bounce”
“'More Than Just That Bass' is the perfect introduction track to the world of Miss Lou for anyone who isn't familiar with the singer. The title of the EP is indication enough of what Lou's music entails, but the debut single encompasses everything about the classic vintage pop artist. She has her sights set on spreading positivity and it shows in 'More Than Just That Bass', a track that promotes body positivity right from the get-go with the opening line”
“Every year, the NAC's Noise Music Mentorship programme for budding musicians uncovers gems like jazz-pop singer Miss Lou (real name Lou Peixin), [who] could well win over regional fans in the future with [her] distinctive [voice] and songwriting chops.”
Miss Lou opens up on ‘Right Next to You’, her most personal song to date
Singapore - Produced by Mikal Blue, who is best-known for his work with Colbie Caillat (‘Bubbly’), Jason Mraz (‘Lucky’), and OneRepublic, vintage songbird Miss Lou’s latest single ‘Right Next to You’ was recorded in Revolver Recordings in Thousand Oaks, California. London-based saxophonist John Waugh, sideman to The 1975, guest stars on this track with a saxophone solo.
Miss Lou’s vintage pop songs from her debut EP, ‘Glamour Vintage Songbird’ (2017), have been described by 18-time Grammy-Award winning producer and songwriter David Foster as ‘really good’, and she writes about empowerment, body image, self-esteem, and identity, amongst other things close to her heart. She uses her music as a medium to start conversations about deeper issues on her social media platforms, as well as in schools where she gives performance-talks and mentors youths. Leading up to the release, her Instagram followers have participated in various topics related to the lyrical themes of the new single, from speaking up about difficult topics, to taking loved ones for granted, being alone, and loneliness.
‘Right Next to You’ explores the separation anxiety, uncertainty, and determination experienced as part of a relationship where both parties have equally huge ambitions. Every relationship has its one make-or-break moment – for Lou, this was when her then-boyfriend, saxophonist Daniel Chia, left for Los Angeles to record his debut album for 3 weeks – the longest the couple had been apart, until she left for the United States herself to pursue her dreams and record her own music. This love story, fortunately, has a happy ending, as the both of them tied the knot in December of 2018.
The single will be released on 15 November 2019 worldwide, on all digital platforms.
Animated by Singaporean animator, Amanda Ng, a.k.a Adrawnaline, the official lyric video will also be released on 15 November 2019.
Miss Lou will be performing live on Mediacorp Class 95’s Live Music Monday with Jean Danker on 19 November, and will be promoting her new single on SPH radio’s Kiss 92 with Joshua Simon in the evening of 20 November.
Audio-Technica and Miss Lou are collaborating on the ‘Right Next to You’ release, running a promotional giveaway campaign of their wireless Bluetooth earphones CKS5TW on Instagram to listeners of her single from 18-25 November.
Rafflesian Women’s Conference
Miss Lou was part of the organising committee that put together the inaugural Rafflesian Women’s Conference, with the theme of Redefining Success, on 2 November, which was the first public event held in Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary)’s new Braddell Road campus since the move. She hosted the event, which featured RGS alumnae speakers such as violinist Tang Tee Khoon, Dr Natalie Koh, medical advisor to WhiteCoat, Singapore’s leading digital healthcare provider, and Carrie Tan, founding Executive Director of Daughters Of Tomorrow, which enables livelihoods and financial self-sufficiency for underprivileged women in Singapore, amongst others.
Miss Lou is the resident act at famed restaurateur Alan Yau’s Madame Fan at JW Marriott’s NCO Club, performing her signature blend of old-school jazz and vintage pop every Thursday and Friday evening from 7.30-10.30pm.
Other notable performances include:
1 December 2019 – Halia at Botanic Gardens
25 December 2019 – Christmas at ION Orchard
11 January 2020 – Light to Night Festival
17 January 2020 – Singapore Management University Patron’s Day
Miss Lou (also known as Lou Peixin) is Singapore's Glamour Vintage Songbird - a classic vintage vocalist and songwriter who blends old-school vocal stylings with modern sensibilities. Described as a reborn jazz soul, her songs are snapshots of 21st Century life told in the language of doo-wop, swing, and soul. She uses music as a vehicle to talk about things that matter, such as self-empowerment, body positivity, and independence, and inspires others using written, spoken, and sung words.
The winner of the Noise Award from the National Arts Council's Noise Music Mentorship 2016, Miss Lou has taken her career to the next level by recording her debut EP, Glamour Vintage Songbird, with Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz, OneRepublic) at Revolver Studios in Thousand Oaks, California.
Her debut EP, Glamour Vintage Songbird, was released in September of 2017. It has since charted on iTunes in Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam - reaching #4 on the Top 200 Pop chart in Singapore, #11 on the Top 200 Pop chart in Indonesia, and #2 on the Vietnam Top 200 All Genres chart. More Than Just That Bass, the lead single, reached #9 on Spotify's Viral 50 chart for all genres. Miss Lou's music has also made it onto Apple Music's The A-List: Singapore Music, and Spotify's Singapore's Top Acts playlist.
As part of AirAsia and Spotify's Dreams Come True campaign, Miss Lou was part of the Top 3 artists out of 20 chosen from Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Representing Singapore, she got to play her songs with and for 16-time Grammy Award-winning producer, David Foster, in an exclusive one-on-one mentoring session at Marina Bay Sands.
An experienced chanteuse, she has performed at countless galas, events, and shows, and sung for heads of state, including Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and key leaders from a myriad of industries.
Over the past year, she has carved out a differential and commanding niche in Singapore and the region with her talent and professional expertise, cutting through the noise and competitive online landscape with her unique blend of vintage glamour, cross-generational appeal, enterprising spirit, and business acumen.
Blending both her talents in Music and her education in Business, Miss Lou has anchored herself as a Professional in the role of a Corporate Leadership Collaborator. Working with Corporates both in Singapore and in the region (Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand), Miss Lou delivers Key Business Trends and facilitates Thought Leadership events for the Technology Sectors regionally, managing both business and cultural demands in her stride.
She is the co-founder of Baju Mama Vintage, a vintage brand with an Asian focus, and is an Events Chair for Multi-National Corporations in Technology such as Microsoft, IBM, Thales, and Sophos in Singapore, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, and has organised, hosted, performed for, and curated world-class entertainment segments with international acts for exclusive events with high-level executives from the region in attendance.
Miss Lou actively and passionately mentors people in finding their niche and developing their full potential - creating and giving Inspirational Career Concert-Talks, conducting workshops & sharing sessions for Personal Improvement in blending talent, aspirations and career choices, performance coaching, and internships to work with/for her. She will start taking selected Business students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic under her wing in 2019 as part of their Industry Mentors Network Program.
Using her life and voice, Miss Lou seeks to bridge and connect different worlds - geographically, culturally, generationally, and across industries.