Canadian multi-Platinum singer Ali Gatie has returned with the deeply emotional “Crying In The Rain,” via Warner Records. The soulful track tugs at the heartstrings and is the second release leading up to the Toronto artist’s forthcoming project, set to drop in late spring.
“It’s about leaving that person you love stranded in their own battles because you weren’t able to fight off your own,” Gatie explains. On the poignant track, he holds nothing back, singing from the heart. “Said forever, now forever feels so far away,” he laments, his vocals pained yet electrified over the gorgeous production. Still, the hitmaker is plagued with regret: “Just know I never meant to leave you crying in the rain.”
“Crying in the Rain” is the follow-up to the equally emotive single “Perfect.” Released last month, the raw ballad has already garnered 2.4 million global streams. It’s more proof of Gatie’s universal appeal. With his delicate fusion of R&B and pop, the crooner has quietly become one of the most impactful artists in the world. He’s also a bona fide social media superstar with 2.4 million TikTok followers, 1.6 million Instagram followers, and 1 billion video views on YouTube.
Gatie’s phenomenal success is largely due to his penchant for penning lovelorn hits including the RIAA Certified Double Platinum breakout “It’s You” and the Platinum-certified “What If I Told You That I Love You” from his 2021 EP The Idea of Her. He has also collaborated with artists like Ty Dolla $ign, Alessia Cara, Tate McCrae, Marshmello, and MAX. In 2022, Gatie is ready to go even bigger. “Perfect” and “Crying in the Rain” have set the stage for more music to come—as well as his much-anticipated performance at Coachella 2022 in April.