Five Minutes With: Vancouver-Based R&B Singer and Songwriter Hatim

Hatim is a Sudanese-Canadian singer and songwriter based in BC, Canada. With a background that takes him across continents, his sound is rooted in R&B with explorations into Funk, Neo-Soul, Pop and the music of his East African & Middle Eastern roots. He fuses vulnerable lyrics, lush soundscapes, solid grooves, intricate harmonies and his signature brand of vocal delivery over groove-heavy R&B production to create a uniquely distinctive sound that represents his journey through life. He is releasing the first single from his upcoming EP (scheduled for the fall) with Vancouver-based Sadè Awele titled “If I Could”.








# of Albums:


Latest Album:

Summer Fling EP

Latest Single:

If I Could (with Sadé Awele)

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Alicia Keys

Favourite musician now:


Guilty pleasure song:

Tiesto & Charli XCX – Hot In It

Live show ritual:

Spoonfuls upon spoonfuls of honey

Favourite local musician:

Missy D

EP or LP?

EPs give me more freedom to explore a conceptual body of work

Early bird or night owl?

Early bird – in bed by 10 pm!

Road or studio?

Studio. There’s nothing more magical than the first AHA moment when a song clicks

Any shows or albums coming up?

“If I Could” with Sadé Awele is the first single from my upcoming EP “Playing Hearts” with a second single dropping in June. Playing Hearts is scheduled to be released in August.

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | TikTok | Twitter | Facebook


Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?


What is your favourite street in your city and why?

Beach Ave. Nothing beats walking by the water on a nice day out in Vancouver

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Mount Pleasant Park – lots of amazing memories playing basketball with friends there

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

The Fox Cabaret! Great people, great sound, great times!

What is your favourite music store in your city?

Tom Lee is where I bought my first keyboard that I’ve written all my EPs on so it has a special place in my heart!



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