“Perfect Imperfection” is a beautiful song.
The song’s message is uplifting, hopeful and truly inspiring, a reminder to look after ourselves at the most fundamental level. Isn’t that something we all need so much right now? Shihori’s voice is other worldly, open and vivid. She sings from her soul, from her hard-won experience, from her own life full of obstacles, trials, and a deep understanding of the unceasing struggle to be seen and respected just as she is.
Conformity is something close to Shihori’s heart, as a person not like everyone else around her growing up in Japan, where being different is often considered undesirable and to be avoided at all costs. Growing up with disabilities, both physical and neurological, Shihori has seen the world in a way that most of us never do. But as an artist, this uniqueness only drives her creativity, fuels her music and her writing, and produces a voice and an energy all her own.
Now based in New York, Shihori can embrace all the variations and the richness of life all around her and feel gloriously surrounded by “different.” This single is a collaboration with the producer Dibs and a gorgeous mix of poetry, future bass beats, spiraling ambient classical piano, and layers upon layers of her heartbreaking vocals. It’s a wonderful song, telling a story we need to hear right now more than ever. To be strong and brave, and to revel in our differences, to embrace our uniqueness, to honor our selves and to celebrate our lives….just as we are. Love this record!!!
Shihori will be donating all Bandcamp proceeds from the single to Joyful Heart Foundation (http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/), who help victims of sexual abuse, DV and child abuse.
Bandcamp (Pre-order): https://shihori.bandcamp.com/album/perfect-imperfection-wonderful-world
Official Website: https://www.shihoriartist.com
Facebook: Shihori Nakane
Twitter: @shihoriNY (En) @shihori94 (JPN)
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3crTBCEuy9w