Featuring production from the likes of STINT, ZHU, Josh Abraham & Oligee, and Adrian Younge, Gallant's highly anticipated debut Ology is the result of a year spent huddled away in MOAG LA studios crafting a unique, hybrid sound. Single "Talking To Myself," is a sultry contemporary update of '80s and '90s R&B, with Gallant's timeless vocal gift delivering emotionally fraught lyrics on top of a hazy production of swooning synths and flourishes of saxophone.
Other album highlights include the chopped-up blues guitar and gospel-tinged vocals that feature on "Weight In Gold" and "Skipping Stones," which sees Gallant trading vital verses with Jhené Aiko over a backdrop of horns, heavenly keys, stirring strings and a jazzy beat produced by Adrian Younge.
After signing to Mind of a Genius in 2015 and relocating to L.A., Gallant dove into creating what would become Ology. "I was knowingly trying to dig deep," the artist explains. "I wanted to be more vulnerable and honest. I asked myself, ‘What can I say that's almost too uncomfortable to share?' The process felt like this analytical dissection of myself, but I wasn't going to find any solutions.' ‘Ology' references this constant pursuit we all experience without any starting point or conclusions."
Complex championed the Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter as "The R&B game changer," LA Times claimed, "Precise writing of Frank Ocean, big vocal runs of Sam Smith," NME predicted, "the voice that will redefine R&B" and Sir Elton John summed it up best saying, "Gallant is gonna be huge."