Jules and F.Y.D.I celebrate the beauty of imperfection with their Barbie-inspired pop confection I’mPerfect — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
With the overwhelming popularity of the Barbie movie right now, every woman is reflecting on her own experiences growing up with the doll — both positive and negative — and the new single by these two Toronto singer-songwriters was inspired by these reflections.
Written by Maria Fidela-Dafnas, director of a Toronto modeling agency, the song came about when she was sitting in her office thinking about the exact doll she had tried to resemble in her teenage years. “As a result, I continued to fit the mold of being the perfect doll and pursued a career in the film and modeling industry, where like the lyrics say… we were encouraged to be 34-24-34,” she remembers. “The superficial unrealistic world of fitting into ‘the perfect body’ led to me noticing the problems stemming from these ideals, such as eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.”
The resulting song is a chill, electronic, lounge-y pop confection that’s guaranteed to get your head bopping, and your fist pumping — in empowerment!
“Don’t have to be a perfect girl
To live in this imperfect world
Learned to love my scars
Accept them for what they are
Girls we are beautiful
For who we are
Don’t need to be no Hollywood superstar.”
Jules and F.Y.D.I converged to create a pop-absorbed collaboration, turning Marie’s vision into a vibrant, colorful reality. They recently performed the single live to amazing feedback and audience participation.
“I felt the need to share my message with two amazing artists, Jules and F.Y.D.I, who are both true to the lyrics and want to help make my unspoken words of yesterday, their spoken words today,” said Marie. “I’mPerfect is a tribute to all the women who inspire me every day. I felt compelled to remind the world that true beauty is in authenticity and that imperfections are what make us perfectly human. Through this song, I hope to encourage ALL women to embrace their true selves, walk confidently in their own narratives, and revel in the beauty of being in a world that often demands.”
Jules stands as a testament to the power of musical exploration and evolution. With influences ranging from pop, alternative, EDM, and rock, her artistic journey is a symphony of creativity that knows no bounds. Born and raised in Vaughan, Ontario, her voice was discovered through singing competitions and talent showcases.
Ernestine Perkins (aka F.Y.D.I), was born in The Ivory Coast. When she was seven, her family migrated to South Australia, where she attended an all-girls performing arts high school, developing her passion for music in the school’s choir, rock band, ukulele ensemble and drama club. She moved to Toronto, Ontario just over a year ago.