We fell in love with this song by Volary and chose to cover it in the hopes of cheering up Sam. Follow her journey here: http://unfamousblog.tumblr.com/

Letting Go of Perfection

As I come to the end of a four-year recording project, I look back on vocal tracks I did two years ago versus a month ago. The difference is striking. After trying so many versions of the same song, I have come to understand something so fundamental but which has eluded me for years:

A good vocal track is not about being perfect.

I am a classically trained chorus girl ‘til the end. I’ve spent my entire musical career aiming to sound as perfect as possible. And while I have managed to make an impression on many, I know now that this attitude held me back from truly finding my voice and delivering my message.

To let go of perfection is to let go of fear.

I recently played at Volary’s (@unfamousblogmusic video release party. Keeping in mind the things I had learned during the recording process, I didn’t push my voice too hard, but instead let it settle into its “sweet spot”. I used my eyes to communicate with the audience, which instantly translated through my voice. I playfully played with dynamics, which kept my listeners’ interest.

Enveloping myself in the song’s message, my voice became expressive in a way that it never could if I simply thought “sing expressively”. I don’t know if I sang any wrong notes because there were no wrong notes.

The biggest difference though, was how firmly I now believed in the songs. In the past, I have often rushed through my tunes with the mindset that I have to fit in as many as possible before people get bored. But after recording them and hearing them with lush string arrangements, I knew that, as long as I hear those parts in my mind, the pared down versions would hold up. And they did! The trick was to not be impatient with them and to give them room to breathe.

True, many other factors came together to help create this magical set. The audience was extremely receptive and patient (there were plenty of technical delays which they happily drank through), and I had received a great introduction. But I would like to think that, should circumstances not be so forgiving, I would be just as confident in my delivery having learned these lessons.

Volaris takes delivery of its first Airbus A321, reports a 1Q net profit of $19.8 million

Volaris takes delivery of its first Airbus A321, reports a 1Q net profit of $19.8 million

Volaris (Mexico City) on April 22 took delivery of its first Airbus A321-200. The pictured A321-231 D-AZAN (msn 6558) at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) was leased as XA-VLH from ALC. The low-fare airline has another copy on order. Volaris is now an operator of the A319, A320 and the A321.

On the financial side, the company reported its first quarter results with this report:

First Quarter 2015…

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Así fue el despegue de #monterrey con destino a #merida #mexico hubo mal tiempo frío y lluvia, pero luego mucho calor. #travel #trip #plane #airplane #vuelo #avion #nube #cloud #volaris (en Monterrey International Airport)

Controladora Vuela beats 1Q profit forecasts

SANTA FE, Mexico (AP) _ Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion SAB. de CV (VLRS) on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $20 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

The Santa Fe, Mexico-based company said it had net income of 20 cents per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 7 cents per share.

The operator of low-cost airline Volaris posted revenue of $249 million in the period.

Controladora Vuela shares have risen 42 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has risen 74 percent in the last 12 months.


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Volaris to start Leon - Los Angeles flights

Volaris to start Leon – Los Angeles flights

Volaris (Mexico City) will start a new route linking the city of Leon in Guanajuato with Los Angeles, California. With four flights a week, the new service is scheduled to initiate operations on June 8, 2015.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-233 N518VL (msn 5488) named “Raul” prepares to land at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Volaris aircraft slide…

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