Gallant releases new single 'TOOGOODTOBETRUE', feat. Sufjan Stevens and Rebecca Sugar
The genre bending artist who was nominated at the Grammy for his debut album 'Ology', has now collaborated with two of the greatest musicians of the generation.
Grammy-nominated singer Gallant continues edging his way into the release of his second album, 'This Does Not Fit'. It’s a narrative on his experience, one filled with the pressures of what it means to be a “black artist” in today’s landscape. As urban music moves to the forefront of American culture, so does the lifestyle that surrounds it. For Gallant, his interests lie less in the clubs and more in the process of creating.
The first single from the album, 'TOOGOODTOBETRUE,' has dropped and features Sufjan Stevens & Rebecca Sugar. It is available HERE via Mind of A Genius/Warner Bros. Records.
Regarding the track, Gallant has stated in a statement, "It's been hard being a black singer who doesn't fit neatly into a genre box. Sufjan Stevens is a hero of mine, and he was the first person I ever toured with. I'm also a huge fan of Steven Universe, which inspired a lot of the ambient-electronic elements of the first album. The creator of the show, Rebecca Sugar, adds an extra touch of beauty to the song with some ukelele and soft hums in the outro. By far this is the most special song I've ever written."
Gallant is currently putting the finishing touches on his anxiously awaited second full-length album. The record will also boast the 2018 single 'Doesn’t Matter'. The track generated 3.4 million-plus Spotify streams, attracted A$AP Ferg for its official remix, and earned the endorsement of The Fader, Consequence of Sound, Complex, to name a few.
Balancing vulnerability and vitality as well as sentimentality and seduction, Gallant proved himself to be an iconoclastic presence for R&B upon emerging in 2014. His breakout debut 'Ology' landed a Gramy nomination for “Best Urban Contemporary Album,” bowed in the Top 25 of the Billboard Top 200, placed on Entertainment Weekly’s “25 Best Albums of 2016 (So Far),” and incited applause from The Guardian, Pitchfork, Q, and more.
Between touring with John Legend and gracing the stage at Coachella, he delivered unforgettable performances on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon', 'Later… with Jools Holland', and NBC’s 'Today', to name a few. With all of these accolades, Gallant laid the foundation to make a big and bold statement with his forthcoming second offering.
Gallant is set to tour North America this fall, kicking off October 18 at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta before rolling through major markets coast to coast. Tickets are available HERE.
10/18 – Atlanta – Variety Playhouse
10/19 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan
10/22 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10/23 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
10/27 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/28 – Boston, Ma – Royale
10/30 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
10/31 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
11/2 – Detroit, MI – El Club
11/3 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
11/4 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
11/7 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
11/8 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
11/9 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
11/12 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
11/13 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory OC
11/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
11/17 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park