Gallant is an up-and-coming crooner, though based on his singles, he ought to be considered so much more. From early track “Jupiter Grayscale”, to last year’s stunning “Weight in Gold”, to heck, even his cover of Foo Fighters classic “Learn to Fly”, he has shown a kind of mastery well beyond his years.
The Los Angeles singer’s latest offering, “Skipping Stones”, further proves his prowess. A collaboration with R&B songstress Jhené Aiko, it finds Gallant breathing silk and soul, his delivery like something off a lost Daptone or Motown record. And when he employs his heavenly falsetto, there’s a certain pain that he conveys that likely can’t otherwise be articulated.
Along with Aiko, whose own tenderness shines in the song’s second half, producers Adrian Younge and Stint offer their contributions. Younge, known for his work with Ghostface Killah and Big K.R.I.T., is well-versed in fashioning tapestries of retro soul; meanwhile, Stint and Gallant previously worked together on “Weight in Gold”.
Stream “Skipping Stones” below.
“Skipping Stones” is off Gallant’s two-track digital release of the same name, due out on February 5th through Red Bull Sound Select. It also features November’s “Borderline”, produced by James Faunterloy (Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake).