Gallant stuns in his first televised performance. His voice and stage presence are full of energy, if even a little bit comical. But he clearly distinguishes himself from the pack of rookie soul singers with a distinct but immediately approachable sound.
Gallant’s vocal style brings to mind images of Prince, though Prince was infinitely more confident. Gallant’s debut album Ology was released last month and sold well on the strength of the single he performs here, Weight in Gold. The album crosses genres by pairing Gallant’s R&B vocals with producer Stint’s electronic music production.