April 01, 2007
Definitely the Real Deal
"In a climate where the good ol' days of "paying your dues" have disappeared along with music cassettes and Walkmans, singer songwriters like Juwita Suwito are refreshing and rare. The pop powerhouse indie artiste recently launched her sophomore album, For Real at the classy Chef & Brew in Bukit Damansara. Juwita is a seasoned pro. A fact more than evident in her confident performing gait and edgier sound, not to mention the Anugerah Industri Muzik win under her belt. From the pop-rock infused "Walk Away" that's getting airtime on local radio stations, to the Habsah Hassan collaboration "Teman Sejati" as well as the hauntingly heart-felt Eagles classic cover, "Desperado", it looks like Ms.Suwito has covered all her bases."
March 06, 2007
AIM Star does it For Real
"Indeed, Walk Away - the single she performed at the For Real official launch recently - is a brilliant pop-rock number that is in the same vein as Avril Lavigne or Kelly Clarkson... That's not all; the talented lass has also shown her flawless vocal range on an Eagles classic, Desperado."
January 08, 2007
Juwita Suwito: For Real
"The album's 10 tracks see Juwita heading into more acoustic pop rock territory for the most part, compared with the more pop soulful leanings of her debut effort. Especially with the first three tracks, Walk Away, Destiny's Calling and All This Time, one would find that Juwita's vocals lean towards a grittier, edgier style, yet layered with her familiar confidence and clarity. It may well be her voice, once again, that carries this effort through but the production quality of this album cannot be denied either, nor can her rising songwriting ability be ignored."
December 30, 2006
"Her lilting vocals hop, skip and jump over the pop melodies with ease. She sings from the heart and her passion is most evident on tracks like 'All This Time' and her take on the Eagles's classic 'Desperado'... 'For Real' is a wholesome record refreshingly free of all the negativity that everyone insists on rapping, rocking and swearing about nowadays. Blending urban pop with a dash of soul, this album's tailor-made for the whole family."
December 20, 2006
"There's a certain honesty in the music..."
December 21, 2006
"Her sweet voice, clean-cut image, gentle melodies and "straight from the heart" lyrics have appealed to a large spectrum of fans... With the release of "For Real", this Malaysian Idol vocal coach (also nominated for the Best Female Vocal Performance in an album 2005) is certainly poised to move her music into international markets."
March 18, 2006
"One realises that Ms. Suwito not only possesses a fine voice but she's quite an adept songwriter too. Overall, the lyrics are inspirational and free from the negativity, depression, sexuality etc. that usually pepper the songs of some of her contemporaries. What a welcomed change from the usual fare! After all has been said and done, it is quite evident that Ms. Suwito has made strong inroads in the local music scene and it would be quite exciting to see where she takes off to a few years from now."