The Weeknd's R&B counterpart; Gallant wins it all with "Forfeit"!

LA based singer Gallant made a bit of a mark last year with the likes of 'Manhattan', throwing his dreamily seductive falsetto over hazy, almost shoegazey, production. He's returned, once again, with another seductively woozy track in the form of 'Forfeit'. His latest tune which is taken from his forthcoming EP, Zebra, premiered via music giant Pitchfork, which suggests that there's something big brewing with this up and coming artist.

The repetitive, bubbling samples akin to something Clams Casino might have had a hand in (actually the work of Felix Snow, the man responsible for SZA’s irrepressible “Julia”) create a nice base for Gallant's soothing falsetto to take centre stage. As he swoons "I want your problems / I want everything that's bad about you," it's clear this is a passionate tale of love that could quite easily come from the likes of The Weeknd, albeit perhaps a bit more grounded.

PS: Back in 2012, he also released his ethereal cover version of Ke$ha "Die Young" which was really different than the original and deserved more love! well i may be biased cos it's one of my favorite.You can check out more of Gallant’s work here.
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