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Gallant amazes Anaheim with angelic vocals

On the fourth night of Sabrina Claudio’s ‘Truth Is’ Tour, Grammy-nominated artist Gallant had the crowd in a trance at the House of Blues in Anaheim. If it wasn’t his dramatic dance moves, it was the Maryland-based musician’s high-hitting falsettos that were turning heads.

Learning how to sing is easy and basic vocal lessons are teachable. Gallant’s talent is not. As a press release from Warner Records stated, Gallant’s musical style ‘strikes a balance between bedroom-ready throwback production and nuanced narratives.’

Gallant’s 2019 has been a busy one—he’s unveiled a fleury of songs which includes a remix of ‘Gentleman‘ featuring T-Pain, ‘Sharpest Edges,’ ‘Crimes,’ ‘Compromise’ featuring Sabrina Claudio and ‘Sleep On It.’ His second studio album ‘Sweet Insomniac,’ a follow up to his phenomenal debut project ‘Ology,‘ is set to drop on Oct. 25.

Just before his Anaheim set, Gallant had finished serenading an even larger crowd than the one at House of Blues, gracing the Life is Beautiful stage in Las Vegas.

This isn’t Gallant’s first go around on tour, either. Most notably, the 27-year-old supported John Legend on the ‘Darkness and Light’ Tour back in 2017.

Claudio couldn’t have been set up for her headlining set any better than the way Gallant did.

Every time Gallant’s voice would approach the top of the pitch scale, you could just hear the astonishment from the crowd. It didn’t matter if you were hearing him for the first time or if you’ve been riding with him from the beginning, his singing style is difficult to not admire.

Gallant makes complete use of the entire stage as well. If he wasn’t jamming out with his band mates and bouncing around, he was connecting to the power of his own lyrics. At one point, he had tied the microphone chord around his neck to display a roller coaster ride of emotions.

Gallant’s 45-minute set opened with ‘Talking To Myself’ and featured tracks like ‘Sharpest Edges,’ ‘Doesn’t Matter‘ and putting the cherry on top with his most well-known song to date, ‘Weight In Gold.’

The U.S. leg of the ‘Truth Is’ Tour continues on throughout September and October, wrapping up in November in San Diego. Check out the full visuals from the show, including some flicks from Sabrina’s set as well.

Contact the writer/photographer at brianaustinalvarado@gmail.com or @visualsnipe on Twitter and Instagram.