Alternative R&B artist Gallant, born Christopher Gallant, is known for a striking falsetto that he utilizes over drawn-out synthesizer lines and pointed electronic beats. A native of Maryland, he attended New York University and relocated to Los Angeles following graduation. Across 2013 and 2014, Gallant self-released a series of dusky single tracks, as well as an EP. Having impressed Jake Udell, manager of EDM acts Krewella and ZHU, Gallant then associated with Mind of a Genius, the outlet for 2015 releases "Open Up," "Talking in Your Sleep," "Learn to Fly" (a Foo Fighters cover), and "Weight in Gold." Like the earlier tracks, these songs enhanced Gallant's expressive vocals with deep-probing bass and shadowy layers of percussion and keyboards. The debut album Ology followed in 2016 along with "Skipping Stones," a single co-produced by Adrian Younge and Stint that featured guest vocalist Jhené Aiko.
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