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GALLANT x GENTLEMAN

GRAMMY Award-nominated critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, and R&B iconoclast GALLANT returns with a preview track entitled “Gentleman” today. Get it HERE via Mind of A Genius/Warner Bros. Records. Watch the video HERE.

 

Representing a palpable and powerful evolution, the track conjures the spirits of late nineties and early two-thousands R&B within a sphere of cinematic production cooked up by frequent collaborator and producer Stint [Banks, Santigold]. Over a minimalist hum, the artist’s seductive and show-stopping falsetto blazes brightly and brilliantly.

 

Additionally, he unveiled a stunning music video awash in dark blue hues for “Gentleman.” Built around tight angles and extreme close-ups, the physicality of the clip evokes the single’s energy and showcases what he calls, “My take on a nineties bedroom jam.”

 

“Gentleman” is Gallant’s first release since 2016’s full-length debut, Ology, which earned a GRAMMY Award nod in the category of “Best Urban Contemporary Album” at the 2017 ceremony. Most importantly, it heralds the arrival of his anxiously awaited sophomore album, coming very soon. Keeping things personal, he even personally shared what’s to come with a fan on Twitter, allowing her to break the news.

 

Tonight, he headlines an intimate sold out performance at Public Arts in New York followed by shows at National Sawdust April 5 and the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Cemetery April 17. 

 

Within the next weeks, he’ll uncover his first single “Doesn’t Matter,” from his forthcoming album. Stay tuned.

 

Balancing vulnerability and vitality as well as sentimentality and seduction, Gallant proved himself to be an iconoclastic presence for R&B upon emerging in 2014. His breakout debut Ology landed a GRAMMY nomination for “Best Urban Contemporary Album,” bowed in the Top 25 of the BillboardTop 200, placed on Entertainment Weekly’s “25 Best Albums of 2016 (So Far),” garnered a coveted 7.5/10 score courtesy of Pitchfork, and incited applause from The Guardian, Q, and more. Between touring with John Legend and gracing the stage at Coachella, he delivered unforgettable performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Later with Jools Holland, and NBC’s Today, to name a few. Impressively, the single clocked over 33 million Spotify streams and counting. With all of these accolades, he laid the foundation to make a big and bold statement with his forthcoming second offering.

THE BUSINESS OF FASHION AND INTERSCOPE RECORDS TEAM UP FOR THE #BoF500 GALA

Blurring the lines of fashion and music, The Business of Fashion and Interscope Records are partnering to present exclusive performances by three of the top new acts in music — BØRNS,6LACK, and Daya — at the after-party for the annual #BoF500 Gala.  In addition to the three performances, singer-songwriter Jacob Banks will perform a stripped down set at the #BoF500 Gala dinner and LA-based electronic duo Oliver and UK act AlunaGeorge will provide DJ sets at the after-party.

“Music and fashion will collide at this year’s #BoF500 gala,” said Imran Amed, founder and chief executive of The Business of Fashion. “There is nothing we love more than to bring people together at a powerful intersection to learn and advance culture.”

“Music and fashion are both industries that sit at the forefront of culture,” said Steve Berman, Vice-Chairman of Interscope Records. “The opportunity to partner with The Business of Fashion to showcase some of our most exciting talent will make for a highlight of New York Fashion Week.“

The invitation-only event celebrates and recognizes the people shaping the global fashion industry, with attendees from over 20 countries around the world. The #BoF500 gala has quickly become one of the pivotal moments of the annual fashion calendar and is being held in New York for the first time.

Guests confirmed to attend the party so far include Selena Gomez, Jared Leto, Karlie Kloss, Halima Aden, Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, Andreja Pejic, Jordan Barrett, Ashley Graham, Imaan Hamman, Adwoa Aboah, Kendall Jenner, Lily Aldridge, Liu​ Wen, Lineisy Monteiro, Grace Elizabeth, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Binx Walton, Rila Fukushima, Alek Wek,​ Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez, Kris Van Assche, Trey Laird, Elizabeth Saltzman, ​Ashley Brokaw, James Scully, Carine Roitfeld, Robbie Meyers, Katie Grand, Olivier Zahm, Nadja Swarovski​, Anna Cleveland, Arizona Muse, Caroline Vreeland, Caroline de Maigret, Carolyn Murphy, Chelsea Leyland, Cory Bond, Ezra Miller, Garrett Neff, Harley Viera Newton, Karolina Kurkova, Kate Foley, Kate Davidson Hudson, Langley Fox Hemingway, Leila Yavari, RJ King, Riley Montana, Sara Sampaio, Toni Garrn, and 150+ important influencers from global fashion, music and culture.

WHEN: Saturday, 9th September 2017, 10pm — 2am.

WHERE: PUBLIC ARTS, 215 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

BØRNS: The first of these performers is Garrett Borns, better known by his stage name BØRNS, an American singer-songwriter from Michigan. His debut track “10,000 Emerald Pools” reached #1 on HypeMachine upon release, and “Electric Love” has been praised on Twitter by both Taylor Swift and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. He is the second most-streamed artist of all time through Spotify Discover.

Garrett will be dressed by Gucci.

6LACK: Next up is Atlanta singer and songwriter 6LACK who has been making waves in the music industry with his current single “PRBLMS,” a throbbing, melodic R&B break-up anthem. 6LACK was recently dubbed Apple Music’s New Artist of the Week and was recently featured as one of Rolling Stone’s 10 ‘New Artists You Need To Know’, one of Pigeons and Planes ‘Best New Artists of 2016’, and Billboard’s April ‘Chartbreaker’. He recently wrapped The Weeknd’s ‘Legend of the Fall’ North American Tour with Rae Sremmurd.

6LACK will be dressed by Off White.

Daya: Grace Martine Tandon, professionally known as Daya, is an American singer and songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She released her self-titled debut EP Daya in 2015, including the song “Hide Away” which peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100. She released her debut studio album Sit Still, Look Pretty in 2016 and won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording for “Don’t Let Me Down” with The Chainsmokers.

Daya will be dressed by Brandon Maxwell.