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Perfectionist, the highly anticipated full-length debut from Natalia Kills, invites the listener into an imperfect world where nothing is quite as it seems. A world in which mirrors are fogged and then shattered, and where there’s no such thing as fairytale happy endings. "’Perfectionist’ is not about being perfect," says Natalia Kills. "It’s about realizing that nothing is perfect."
Kills makes opinionated, aggressive, and dark pop, much like her UK predecessors and idols Kate Bush, Annie Lennox and Depeche Mode. With her Eurythmics-tinged, Akon/Cherry Cherry Boom Boom produced single ’Mirrors’ which skyrocketed to #3 on the Billboard Club Charts, and her most recent hit single ’Free’ which samples Bush’s classic ’Wuthering Heights’, it’s a clear indication that this British born, L.A. based songwriter knows a thing or two about writing edgy and unique pop music.
The half Jamaican and half Uruguayan artist spent her formative years in Bradford, a heavily crime-ridden area in North England before fleeing to London at age 13, embarking on a successful career as an actress in television and radio dramas. But it was Natalia’s self-produced and written EP, Wommanequin, which would ultimately be her plane ticket to L.A., and where she would come face-to-face with the Black Eyed Peas’ mastermind, will.i.am. With a suitcase overflowing with influences drawing from her theatrical background to stories of heartbreak and revenge, will.i.am went on to sign and champion the burgeoning singer/songwriter/visionary to Cherrytree/Interscope Records. Natalia Kills was born, and the Perfectionist got to work.