Alessia De Gasperis has released her new single, “When You Love Someone“. The bittersweet new track is about acceptance and self love and walks listeners through the process of stepping away from someone you love that has hurt you deeply. Listen to it now below.
Formerly known the name of Kai, the Toronto-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and producer joined forces with Flume as a co-writer and featured vocalist on the multiplatinum GRAMMY® Award-nominated banger “Never Be Like You,” lent her voice to everyone from Skrillex and Diplo to Childish Gambino, generated north of 1 billion streams, and earned acclaim from UPROXX, Populist Magazine, and more. In 2021, she introduced herself under her given name, Alessia De Gasperis.
“I had a breakthrough moment,” she admits. “For most of my life,I realized that I had been afraid of being me. I knew I was here to be an artist, but I was still extremely insecure and uncomfortable in my own skin. So I chose a different name, because it was a blank slate and a shield. Kai was just an aspect of me, but not all of me.”
Now, Alessia De Gasperis is letting her true voice shine on “When You Love Someone”.