They say “gallant” is defined as a man who is exceptionally attentive to women, but in this case it works the other way around, it’s more so we’re attentive to him. With his smooth vocals and charming smile, he captured my heart and the hearts of many other across the globe. I guess it’s no wonder his name suits him perfectly.
American singer-songwriter Christopher Gallant, or better known as Gallant, is a man whose unique talent will have people talking about him in no time. He’s been described as the new ‘Maxwell’, and with his impressive falsetto and sleek hooks and some extremely boostful co-signs (I mean, it’s not everyday you get a shout out from Elton John, right?!)
Originally from Maryland, the singer moved to Los Angeles, after graduating from New York University, to work on his music career. He released his first EP titled “Zerbra”, and eventually signed a record deal with an indie music label called Mind of a Genius. In 2015, it was his single “Weight in Gold” that really caught my attention (and Zane Lowe‘s) when he played the song on the premiere of his Beat’s 1 Radio show last June.
Right after its release, the single began to take off and soon enough, the slow-moving ballad became a hit. He even got legendary crooner, Seal to duet with him as part of his own YouTube video series “In The Room”, where he collaborates with artists who’ve influenced his musical style.
However the collaborations don’t stop therem – this past February, he teamed up with Los Angeles songstress Jhene Aiko, for the brand new cut called, “Skipping Stones”, and again, he brings the single to life with his signature falsetto alongside with Aiko’s sweet and soft vocals.
His debut studio album “Ology”, dropped and the critics praise his work, comparing his melodic sound to the likes of Usher and Michael Jackson. His recent studio album seemed to be heavily influenced by the older R&B stylings, but during an interview, he honed in on the fact that he brought personal reality to album to connect with fans who wanted to hear bare-bone honesty and humility.
There’s only so much words can do, so I’ll let the music speak for itself. Here’s a list of some of my favourite tracks from Gallant.