Denel’s ‘Imperfectly Perfect 2.0’ Breaks The Beauty Stereotype

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With a music video that features women of many ages and sizes, Denel bucks the trend with his song, ‘Imperfectly Perfect 2.0’, encouraging the listener to be happy in the skin they are in.

South African born but raised in New Zealand, Denel is a singer songwriter with a singing talent which means he can tackle any genre or style he chooses. With influences including the likes of Ne-Yo, Chris Brown and Trey Songz, Denel opened in 2014 for X Factor Australia Runner Up, Jai Waetford, and has collaborated with Jamie McDell, Jupiter Project, and DJ Producer Quix on this, his latest single, which is released following the success of his debut album, ‘Verse One’.

The song, ‘Imperfectly Perfect 2.0’, addresses women of all ages, highlighting the importance of loving yourself for who you are, not for what are perceived as your imperfections and flaws. When it was originally released in New Zealand in 2015, the song was dubbed that summer’s feminist anthem, and stayed at number 1 on the NZ Radio Vision 100 charts for four weeks, and at the same time accumulated over 40,000 YouTube views.

The accompanying video is set around a photo shoot, turning the song into an empowering and uplifting message for people of all ages, shapes, and sizes by featuring an environment where every woman is captured in an expression of her own beauty.

Denel also features in the video, making the connection between the song and the message. The R&B stylings are a perfect match for the prismatic colour effects of the edit.

You can find Denel online on Facebook and Twitter.

Denel - Imperfectly Perfect 2.0

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