"I’ve always felt that it’s important for an artist to pay tribute to what first inspired you.
We were vibing out on guitar and started playing Polly. It's just one of those riffs that hits you from the first moment you hear it. Before we knew it we have our own song to it.
All the business people begged us to change it but we couldn’t bring ourselves to change it. We did what was best for the song and our fans just let it be what it was intended to be, two guys vibing to one of their favorite riffs of all time."
Complex has just released a new 'Bound To Be Bold' feature highlighting some of the "best new musicians in 2016 across America." We're thrilled to have three of our acts—ZHU, Gallant, and THEY.—included in the interactive musical experience.
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For the first time ever, we launched our monthly playlist series on Spotify with Pigeons & Planes. This month, we showcased our favorite, up-and-coming UK/European acts. Check out our song choices below- David Dann's Picks Klangstof- The Butcher Not only one of my favorite song off of Klangstof’s album, but the one he made me fight for the most to be on there! James Blake- Love Me In Whatever Way The meaning behind the song meant a lot to me, and James’ voice really cuts through like a knife on this. Howling- Ame Remix I mean…..When you talk about a journey in a dance electronic record…This is up there with the best. No Ordinary Love- Sade I think one of the purest voices to...
Gallant teams up with Jhené Aiko once again in the haunting video for "Skipping Stones". Directed by American Millennial, the short film adds a strikingly mysterious visual component to the song. You can hear "Skipping Stones" on Gallant's debut album, Ology, now available on CD and vinyl here.
Sir Elton John first acclaimed Gallant's work when he played "Weight In Gold" on his Apple Radio Beats 1 show, calling the record "great" and predicting that Gallant would become "huge." Over a year later, Elton John has now invited Gallant on stage at the Apple Music Festival to perform that very song. Switching off verses and joining together during the chorus, the two performed one of the most memorable renditions of "Weight In Gold" yet.