Armed with an incomparable falsetto and a rare knack for penning songs that transcend the ephemeral, artists like Gallant are a rare find. The Los Angeles based Red Bull Sound Select artist's emphatic "Weight In Gold" was introduced to the world on Zane Lowe's very first Beats1 radio show last summer and has since accumulated over 15 million total plays online. Billboard have called Gallant the "breakthrough artist of 2015" and NME claimed his voice is set to "redefine R&B".
Now, Gallant is back with Skipping Stones, a two-track digital release out Friday, February 5th on Red Bull Sound Select. Following a Beats1 "World Record" on Zane Lowe's show and a premiere on The FADER, "Skipping Stones feat. Jhene Aiko" is now streaming on Soundcloud.
Title track "Skipping Stones feat. Jhene Aiko" pairs Gallant and Jhene Aiko with Adrian Younge on production alongside his "Weight In Gold" collaborator Stint, while "Borderline" slows it down with Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer James Fauntleroy. Both tracks feature his characteristic future soul sound.
With sold out debuts in Los Angeles and New York and shows alongside the likes of Sufjan Stevens and TV On The Radio, Gallant's music has peaked on Spotify's viral charts and the HypeMachine rankings. Gallant also just launched a new acoustic video series titled "In The Room," whose first episode features a collaboration with Sufjan Stevens, and he'll be performing at this year's Coachella with more to watch out for soon.