“A few years from now, when the singer who goes by the name Gallant is holding an armload of Grammys and has his own personal driver, I’ll brag about how I saw him in Austin, back before he started selling out arenas.”
Robin Hilton, NPR
Following a standout SXSW run in which Gallant cemented his reputation as one of the most exciting new artists around, today he releases his debut album, ‘Ology’, via Mind Of A Genius. 16 tracks packed with honesty, invention, sky-scraping vocals and innovative production, ‘Ology’ serves as a bold statement of intent from an artist set for a wonderful future.
‘Ology’ is the result of a year spent huddled away in MOAG LA studios,crafting a unique, hybrid sound. Following critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, The Guardian, The Fader, Noisey to name a few, Gallant has gone on to sell out shows in Los Angeles and New York in the summer of 2015, and London in early 2016. Legendary tastemaker Zane Lowe hand selected Weight In Gold as his first ever World Record on day one of his Beats1 show, and the track has since taken on a life of its own- gaining over 20 million plays online, topping Hype Machine and winning fans along the way including the likes of Elton John, Moby and Sufjan Stevens. Gallant spent the latter part of 2015 touring with Sufjan, who later served as the first guest in his ‘In The Room’ series- a concept that will continue to see Gallant reinvent songs with artists who inspire him. The recently revealed second episode featured iconic RnB singer Seal who joined Gallant to sing ‘Weight In Gold’.
Showcasing on both weekends of Coachella and set to serve as sole support for phantom producer ZHU’s ‘Neon City tour’, the rise of Gallant shows no sign of decline.
Featuring production from the likes of ZHU, STINT, Josh Abraham and Oligee, and Adrian Younge, “Ology’s” creation has been a cathartic experience for Gallant. Speaking on the release, Gallant states: “I’ve waited a long time to say everything that I’m saying in this album and it’s terrifying to think that people will hear it. But I couldn’t be more proud of this body of work and I hope people take it in a way that’s as honest as I was when I was making it.”
‘Ology’ Track Listing:
2. Talking To Myself
5. Bone + Tissue
6. Oh, Universe
7. Weight In Gold
13. Open Up
14. Skipping Stones feat. Jhené Aiko