NEW MUSIC: ALI GATIE | PERFECT
After Ali Gatie was last heard as a feature in the song "When I Cry" by the German singer AYLIVA, the Canadian crooner is now back with his first song of the year, "Perfect." Because Ali Gatie does what he does best: he sings about love, in this case, a relationship that is on the brink of failure. "It's scary to admit / That this could be the end for forever / I'm losin' all my hope / It's harder when the end gets closer / I'm scared of letting go / I'm scared of movin' on, getting ' older," he sings over soft piano tones. But Ali Gatie still doesn't want to accept the impending end and fights for his love: " Baby, I know we're not perfect / It don't mean it's not worth it / Don't give up on us / And maybe / We 're not meant to be, but / How we supposed to know if / If we give up on love?". If you don't try it, you may never know. Canada has proven to be fertile ground for pop stars — from Drake to the Weeknd to Justin Bieber. Ali Gatie is an artist of Iraqi descent who recently surpassed 3 billion cumulative streams on DSPs for his 2019 single “It’s You.” Managed by Wassim “Sal” Slaiby and XO, whose roster includes The Weeknd, French Montana and Doja Cat, Gatie’s music is unapologetically romantic and honest, injecting smooth vocals with vulnerability into his songs. It’s an art form rooted in his mother’s love of poetry, passed on to a young Gatie when the two had to share a bedroom.