About

nilu is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from California who draws inspiration from classical, soul, chamber, Persian and rock music to create a compelling chamber pop soundscape that has one foot in her classical training and another in the rock and soul music she continues to discover. 

 

Her January 2014 debut EP, 'Dichotomy,' has been praised for its arrestingly beautiful songwriting, arrangements and outstanding vocal performance: "the brashness of Fiona Apple with the musical complexity of The Beatles tied in with honest themes of heartbreak and introspection" (Unearth Music Hub). A live video of the EP's first single, 'Sing For You,' gained over 30,000 views in its first two days online while bloggers state her second single, 'Breakdown' "could prove a breakthrough hit" for the young artist (Loudersoft).

 

She was a chemistry major for almost three years before ever singing in front of a crowd and eventually changed her major to music, formed a band and began independently releasing music online. In 2013, nilu opened for The Airborne Toxic Event and The Pacific Symphony. In 2015 she performed for His Holiness The Dalai Lama at his 80th birthday celebration and was featured on Grey's Anatomy's finale performing her rendition of The Fray's "How To Save A Life". nilu is finishing up her debut, full length album at Henson Studios.