Gallant joins ZHU on Mind of a Genius, releases debut single ‘Open Up’
The team behind ZHU are unveiling their latest future-forward music project, Gallant. After signing with Mind of a Genius and disappearing for over a year, the R&B soulman returns with his most impressive work to date. “Open Up” whispers and howls with a smoky, lo-fi buzz, as if it were a near-future dystopian dream. Feedback warps and bends against Gallant’s pleas for honesty from a dishonest love, his voice trudging through a sea of synthetic quicksand of his own design. It’s as atmospheric as his previous work, 2014’s Zebra — just with a year’s worth of polish and a bit more purpose. Gallant has much more planned for 2015 and “Open Up” is just the tip of the production iceberg he’s spent the last year in solitude creating.