GALI, also known as Jiang Wenhan, recently unveiled his latest single, â€œ21â€ along with a very futuristic (and artistic) lyric video. The talented rapper, hailing out of Shanghai, officially debuted his track as part of D.N.A, Lay Zhangâ€™s (LAY) music collective. D.N.A strives to promote emerging Chinese artists within the underground hip-hop scene to a global audience, with LAY serving as executive producer for â€œ21,â€ effectively blending seasoned and up-and-coming talents.
GALI has already made significant waves in the Chinese music industry as a highly accomplished hip-hop artist. He garnered attention by securing third place on the popular show â€œRap of Chinaâ€ and has made guest appearances at notable concerts and festivals such as the 2022 Weibo Music Festival. With three albums and several singles under his belt, his most-streamed track, â€œ70%,â€ has amassed over 2.5 million streams on Spotify. Whatâ€™s also impressive is his live performance of the track which garnered more than 3.5 million views on YouTube, can be seen here.
LAY, formerly a member of one of the most successful K-pop boy groups, EXO, continues to be a coveted artist in Asia while actively pursuing various solo projects as a singer, rapper and producer. Heâ€™s been a part of global collaborations such as, â€œLove You Moreâ€ with Steve Aoki and will.i.am as well as â€œDawn to Duskâ€ with 24KGldn. In addition to releasing hit music, His versatility allows him to craft unique sounds and beats that seamlessly compliment his collaborations, including his joint effort with GALI on the track â€œ21.â€
Throughout GALIâ€™s music career, he has collaborated with numerous artists on various albums, EPs, and singles. Notably, GALI and LAY have previously collaborated on a track called â€œä¸‰æ˜§çœŸç« (Samadhi Real Fire)â€ Â as well as â€œBreak My Heart,â€ released last month with fellow D.N.A artist, Vinida, making â€œ21â€ their third collaborative venture together.
GALI has an eye for lyricism as evident in what he wrote, â€œWhen she opened her eyes, she saw freedom, wind and waves, and her golden age. Life force rose with the daily sun, but never disappeared with the sunset.â€ The lyric video is equally stunning with visuals of a seemingly post-apocalyptic world with an array of metaphors fit for any listener.
This release is just a few from the new music collective which includes LAY as executive producer. Last month, â€œBreak My Heartâ€ was released with LAY, GALI and Vinida â€“ is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry with her own mystique. Vinida also released her own alluring track called, â€œWhat She Said,â€ earlier this month.
â€œ21â€ is available on all streaming services, here. A captivating futuristic lyric video is available on D.N.A YouTube channel can be seen here. Follow GALI on Instagram here, D.N.A team on Instagram here and LAY on Instagram here.
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