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Growing up in Columbia, Gallant has been pursuing his music career since junior high. Tinkering on his computer and making songs after school – inspired by everything from nineties R&B to classic jazz and blues – was his everyday routine. Rather than writing into a journal, it was the music that collated his feelings and emotions.
‘I was still approaching music as a means to learn more about myself,’ he explains. ’
It’s the push-and-pull that drives his music, like a pendulum swinging back and forth between genres, own experiences and influences. It’s the unique combination of muscular vocal acrobatics and sonic unpredictability, which attracted universal tastemaker praise and a growing fan base.
As Gallant continues on his search, he leaves a message on the path. ‘If people can hear I’m not doing this to feed any ego or serve someone else, that’s all I want.’
‘I’m using music as a means of self-discovery. If my songs help somebody do the same thing or realize art can help us improve ourselves, I’d be honored.’
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Monday, 06. February 2017