Gallant Releases New Song "Sleep On It"
Today (Aug. 23), GRAMMY® Award-nominated, critically acclaimed singer and songwriter Gallant unveils a new single entitled “Sleep On It" via Mind of a Genius/Warner Records.
Sonically channeling turn-of-the-century R&B, the track integrates lush acoustic guitar, a thick beat, and an enticing falsetto. Gallant goes from intimate verses into a captivating chant upheld by his smooth signature sound and a burning question,“Why don’t we sleep on it?” “The song is about putting aside your pride and reconciling, after butting heads in a relationship. It’s about reconciliation,” Gallant said.
The single bridges eras of R&B as a perfect throwback blend combined with a future-facing sound. It also sets the stage for the arrival of his second full-length and one of the year’s most anticipated R&B offerings, Sweet Insomnia—due out in the fall.
In September, Gallant joins critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Sabrina Claudio as direct support on her Truth Is Tour. It kicks off September 21 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, visits significant markets across the country for seven weeks, and closes out November 8 at SOMA in San Diego. In between, he performs at Life Is Beautiful, Bumbershoot, and AfroPunk (Atlanta) festivals. Check out the full confirmed itinerary below, and get tickets HERE.
He paved the way for Sweet Insomnia with previously released singles “Sharpest Edges” and “Crimes.” What's more, Gallant earned a "Video for Good" nomination at this year's MTV VMAs for "Runaway Train" with Jamie N Commons and Skylar Grey. The award show will air on Monday, August 26th.
A fan of the hit cartoon series, Gallant was honored to join Chance the Rapper, Estelle, James Fauntleroy and more as a musical contributor to Steven Universe The Movie—the musical version of the Cartoon Network show due in the fall.
9/1 Bumbershoot Festival (Seattle, WA) *
9/21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
9/22 Life Is Beautiful Festival (Las Vegas, NV)*
9/24 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
9/25 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim
9/26 San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
9/28 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
9/30 Portland, OR @ McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom
10/1 Vancouver, CA @ Vogue Theatre
10/3 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
10/9 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/11 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
10/12 AFROPUNK Atlanta (Atlanta) *
10/14 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/16 Toronto, ON @ Rebel Complex
10/17 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
10/18 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
10/19 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
10/21 Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
10/22 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
10/23 Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre
10/25 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/26 Orlando. FL @ The Beacham Theatre
10/27 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Theatre
10/29 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/30 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
10/31 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/1 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/2 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
11/5 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
11/7 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/8 San Diego, CA @ SOMA