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Naif: Anything but naive

  • Dian Kuswandini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 24 2009   /  11:38 am

Naif's lineup might have shrunk from five members to four, but in 14 years, there has never been so much as a whisper the band might break up. With such a long musical history - and a strong recognition for their music and fashion styles - the only way is up, to bigger and better things, right? Maybe not. "The fact that we have been able to survive until today has made us grateful enough," says band's lead singer David Bayu Danangjoyo, speaking after a small concert in Singapore that was part of their 14th anniversary celebrations. "We got whatever we were dreaming of. We wanted our own studio; we got it. We wanted to go independent; we're now on it ." Huh? Wait a minute. Going indie? He answers with a nod. Although setting up an indie label seems unusual when most bands are chasing down deals with major recording companies, Naif doesn't think it's a na*ve ...