Gallant Returns With 'Sweet Insomnia' Album, Three Years After Debut 'Ology'
The Maryland singer-songwriter's sophomore album features guest appearances from 6LACK and Sabrina Claudio.
Gallant has finally dropped his sophomore album. The 13-track effort checks in at a 35-minute runtime. The Grammy-nominated singer told Complex this project is his most authentic yet.
"I was born in 1991 so a lot of the synths have that early-'90s, even late-'80s, feel to it," he said. "I wanted to also pull from mid-2000s and early-2000s R&B sensibilities. I grew up listening to a lot of that stuff on the radio and I felt like — to keep with the nostalgic vibe — it made sense to pull from those influences as much as I could."
The full release follows three official singles: "Sharpest Edges," "Sleep on It," and the Sabrina Claudio-assisted "Compromise."
"I called the album Sweet Insomnia because, lyrically, every song on the album is bittersweet," Gallant said. "You know, nothing is 100 percent positive and lighthearted. Nothing is 100 percent brooding and cynical. It’s very balanced and real, like an unretouched photo."
Stream Sweet Insomnia below.