On Thursday (Jan. 23), musicians filtered into Los Angeles’ NeueHouse for Billboard‘s annual Power List event. From rapper Kash Doll to producer Bangladesh, the music industry’s movers and shakers rubbed elbows and discussed the state of the industry, the meaning of power, and upcoming projects
For R&B singer Gallant, watering his musical roots with tours and new music continues to satisfy his fans’ wishes. In an interview with VIBE, the “Weight In Gold” singer said he’s an avid supporter of where R&B is currently headed and supports its versatility when it comes to an artist’s interpretation of the genre. “Even the mainstream stuff, we did a lot of work on R&B in like 2015, 2014 that I think even though there’s a lot of mainstream or what you would call commercial R&B it’s still wide open. It’s taking influences from a bunch of different things that it didn’t before,” he said. “There’s no more one-note with R&B. It just means so many different things.”
In 2019, the Maryland native released his sophomore album, Sweet Insomnia with guest appearances by R&B’s 6LACK, and Sabrina Claudio. With his sights set on upcoming tunes, Gallant shared that a surprise—presumably in the form of a full-length project—is on the way. “I had a lot of people that I wanted to work with on my album that I didn’t get a chance to and I got a chance to do it on this.”
View his full interview below.