“Cause I loved in cold blood and got used to it, angels say trust the detox, but I’m shaking I need it like bourbon in my coffee cup”
Singer/songwriter Gallant is climbing to new highs with the release of his latest single, “Bourbon,” which may top his debut single “Weight in Gold.” The slightly more emotive record is a part synth part 90s R&B combination that gradually evolves from your typical slow jam to a record that is bursting with passion, anguish, and of course, supreme vocal ability.
“Bourbon” is the opening single from the LA artist’s debut album, Ology, to be released April 6 with 16 songs, one of which features the talented and soulful singer, Jhene Aiko. The song was first released on Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1 on March 2 and has received phenomenal feedback since. With just a taste of Gallant’s new music, Bourbon boasts 245 thousand plays and over 2 thousand reposts on SoundCloud to date, which should give the LA-based artist some confidence for his debut album drop. Perhaps Gallant’s underground fans will soon have to emerge from the shadows once he is placed into the spotlight, because based off of this record alone, it’s clear that he will get there and quickly.
Aide from Gallant’s incredible and incomparable vocals, which surpasses the production that is impressive in its own right, his vulnerability and lyrical talent has set him apart from other R&B artists of which he will be compared. Gallant doesn’t reveal all his cards in the first verse of the song and he continues to make us listen to him as his strength and passion build over the course of 4 minutes and 47 seconds. The moment we see him break from good, but expected to phenomenal and impressive is, of course, in the bridge. As he sings “I’ve been kicking these rocks in a river and they’ve been sinking low, low, low,” he enters an entirely new level of pain and passion which he forces us feel. Just when the listener thought they had gotten the gist of this song, Gallant turns it around and goes to a deeper level that screams “I’m the real deal.” Hopefully his debut album will mimic some of the same emotional consciousness and vulnerability that makes him such a unique and desirable new artist.
Erin Alexis Hampton is a writer and photographer who is passionate about music and the community it creates. She is a recent graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelors in journalism and a specialization in design. Music is in the essence of her spirit and she is happy to write for the readers of EUPHORIA. Magazine.