Canadian singer and songwriter GALI is setting European dancefloors aflame with her latest single “I’m Alive” scheduled to be released on June 3rd, 2013. The track has been heralded by Billboard journalist Chuck Taylor as a “kaleidoscopic swirl of mad beats, rubbery synths, pounding bass and a sing-along chorus as adhesive as Gorilla Glue”.
While she hails from Toronto, Ontario, GALI’s heritage includes a mix of Romanian and Middle Eastern roots. “Dancing To Another Love Song” rose to prominence as the result of a global collaboration with Norm Sabourin and London-based remix team Digital Dog—a.k.a. Steve Cornish and Nick Mace—which has fostered hits for the likes of Rihanna, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Timbaland, Pussycat Dolls and Taio Cruz.
A month after its YouTube release, the song’s video clip quickly surpassed 99,100 views, while the track spent five consecutive weeks on Music Week’s Commercial Pop Top 30 Club Chart in the U.K., ultimately reaching No. 11.
GALI’s sonic signature—which offers a pure expression of vulnerability and sensuality—emerged at a young age. She was singing by the age of 5 and performing at festivals and national events by age 7. Four years later, she won a stage competition, boasting the “Best Song of the Year” and by 14, she was crafting lyrics to her own original songs.
In 2002, she released her self-entitled album “GALI” which was produced & arranged by Gali’s long time expert vocal producer and co-writer Norm Sabourin. This release was packed with power-packed uptempo tracks that established her ever-burgeoning fan base. The disc features a mixture of Latin beats, meshing electric and acoustic guitars with a cornucopia of styles: from dance, pop and retro disco to Central European sounds.
GALI is poised to define the summer of 2013 with follow-up uptempo anthem “I’M ALIVE”. The massive collaboration, scheduled for global release on June 3rd, 2013 will include a Radio Edit and Club Mix commandeered by renowned collective producer Norm Sabourin, Cahill (Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Cascada, Taylor Swift), with remixes from Tocadisco, Richard Dinsdale and Jaxxonbeats.
“I’M ALIVE” is certainly a worthy contender in the footsteps of GALI’s previous “Dancing To Another Love Song”. No matter how you slice it, GALI’s wealth of world experiences gives her an aural template that excels beyond the typical bleeps and blips that define so much of the dance genre. Her music elicits a positive, happy and emotive reaction among her growing fan base. Her message is easy to digest: straight-to-the-heart lyrics accompanying percolating love songs that are ideal for twirling inside clubland.