In my personal opinion, “Perfect Imperfection” is one of the best Trance tunes of 2016! Everytime I listen to this track I feel the need to sing it out loud. It’s a very catchy song, which is already played at prestigious international clubs. The existance of this song was possible thanks to Avari, a talented EDM vocalist who kindly granted us some of her time for an interview.
1 – What are the most important things you have learned as a singer?
Breathing for sure. But most importantly, not comparing my voice and tone to other singers. Definitely, always learn and grow, pay attention to pitch and control of other singers. But everyone’s voice is unique. I used to wish I could sound like specific people, or sing a song the same. But that would be no fun! We are all different on purpose. I mean sometimes I catch myself still doing that… But now it’s maybe a split second thought and instead I think. Now you know what I’m glad she exists in this world for me to listen to and enjoy. And I’m glad I sound different.
2 – Omair Mirza’s new single “Perfect Imperfection” is undoubtedly a Trance hit. When you provided vocals to this track, were you conscious it was going to turn into such hit on Beatport charts?
I really had no idea what to expect. My managers at SCHÖN hooked us up to work on “Perfect Imperfection” together and Omair did such a great job producing a track that really complimented my vocals. We were both very excited for this track and music video release. The amount of love and support we have received and continue to receive has been so wonderful! It’s really neat to see and hear how many others DJ’s are playing “Perfect Imperfection” in their sets!
3 – Did you write the lyrics of “Perfect Imperfection”? If so, what inspired you to write this song?
Lyrics and melody for this track were a collaboration. It was one of the first tracks I worked on. I’m very new to the Trance vocal scene. So one of my managers Mick, would send me lyric ideas. So I would use those, incorporate my own ideas, rearrange things. Then take those ideas to my vocal producer David Thulin and we would fine tune lyrics and melody together. I always like to really connect with whatever I’m singing, whether I wrote the lyrics or not. Make it my own and put soul behind it. So I create a story in my head before I record anything, so I get all the feelings across. To me, “Perfect Imperfection” is a reflection of a journey. The connection between the heart and mind. The connection between experiences and action. It’s about experiencing heartbreak, very earth-shattering loss, letting it break you, having something/someone tears up everything you knew and having it thrown in your face. Instead of living in that place of despair, pulling yourself up off the ground, digging your way out of that hole and choosing to learn, grow and conquer even though it’s the hardest thing in the world and seems impossible. Slowly but surely finding who you are, appreciating trials in your life. Because without them, you wouldn’t be who you are. You wouldn’t be you. Never forgetting those painful experiences that shaped you. Learning to love everything about yourself. The good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful. Believing that all that brokenness, hurt, recovery and rebirth make us all our very own version of perfect. So much imperfection can be perfect. Just depends on how you choose to act in difficult situations. If you have watched the music video, when I shatter the mirror towards the end. To me that symbolizes, seeing yourself with all the labels you’ve given yourself, labels other people have given you. Realizing who you are under all that, disconnecting from negativity. Then shattering all the stereotypes and walking away free!
4 – Have you ever experienced a perfect love?
Yes 🙂 well…… We think we’re perfect for each other and that’s all that matters right? To me, a perfect love is finding someone you know you’d never want to live without. Someone who loves you 24/7, sunshine and butterflies or rain and tornados. no matter what and never having to wonder after a rough patch if you’re still in love.
5 – Have you collaborated previously with other Trance DJs? When did you start your singing career?
Yes, my very first track released was with David Thulin. On September of 2014. This one was Progressive House actually. It was very unexpected, I have always been very uncomfortable singing in front of people. I went to his studio for a voice lesson from his brother Jonathan Thulin and ended up getting to experience a track being built, the writing process of lyrics and melody and recording vocals all I’m a matter of hours. It’s called “A Million Lifetimes”. When I first started I went by my regular name. Amber Adams. My second release was with Roger Shah and Nathia Kate called “Never Forget”. Released December 7th 2015 on Magic Island and Blackhole Recordings. This track won future favorite on A state of trance, played by Armin Van Buuren, it was pretty neat to hear him say my name. I also have an independent release on SoundCloud with Ethillas called “Running To You”. Those are all under the name Amber/Amber Adams. I wanted to come up with an artist right away. My name seemed so regular. But I couldn’t think of a good one. So I waited. I love Avari and am very glad I chose to change my name even though my first releases don’t match now.
6 – What are Avari’s Top 5 songs of the moment?
I might be partial to vocal tracks 🙂 of course “Perfect Imperfection” is my current favorite! Here are some others: 5. Markus Schulz – Destiny feat. Delacey 4. Armin Van Buuren – Beautiful Life feat. Cindy Alma 3. Euphoric Nation – Poseidon 2. Seven Lions feat. Ellie Goulding – Don’t Leave 1. Fabio XB and Liuck feat. Christina Novelli – Back To You
7 – What do you like and dislike about the current Trance scene?
I’d rather talk about what I do like first 🙂 The emotional outpouring of love from Trance fans is incredible! When they write to tell you how much the lyrics meant to them and how they cry when they hear it! That’s so cool. Not many other genres are so emotionally tied to the melodies and lyrics. At least not so outwardly anyway. Lots of love in the Trance scene. And love is my favorite! I guess if I were to dislike something about the Trance scene. It would be when there is an absence of love and people are being judgy instead. For example, I like all genres and I don’t like when people treat other people badly for not being into just one specific genre.
8 – What are your goals for this year?
Hmmmm, my goals for music. … Are to work on lyrics and melody and have ideas ready and waiting for when DJ’s send me tracks, so I have some things to go off of and get demos out quicker. I’d love to work with a producer to create my own tracks too! And learn the art of DJ-ing so I can do live shows. I have lots of ideas that I think would be SO FUN!!
9- If you could collaborate with any artist, living or dead, who would it be?
I’ve been thinking about this one for a while. Because I didn’t want to say Skrillex and sound cliche. But I don’t care. I’m going to. Every remix I hear of his is incredible. I love how hard his beats hit. I love Dubstep a lot, but I like when it’s mixed with other genres. He just seems capable of blending the best of everything! I listen to Korn’s path of totality album at the gym and all of the Skrillex collabs are my favorite.
10 – Thanks for your time Avari. Any last thing you would like to share with our readers at Electro WOW?
Thanks so much for interviewing me, taking the time to think of questions and supporting “Perfect Imperfection”! I really appreciate everyone who has listened to our track and downloaded it and even played it at their own shows. Love you all!