Did you ever wonder what would happen if David Bowie and Toni Braxton had a baby? You’d get Gallant, a sexy 21 year old indie R&B artist whose impressive vocals mixed with weird ghostly effects (produced by Felix Snow) have caught the attention of The Guardian and Arjan Writes.
Full Disclosure: I’ve known Gallant since he started grinding up on me during the homecoming dance our freshmen year of high school, which I guess makes me a little biased. Although after listening to his extraordinary cover of Ke$ha’s “Die Young” I think you’ll be as impressed as I am.
The L.A. songbird has a new EP Zebra coming out soon and you can preview the first three songs on Soundcloud. Check out my favorite “If It Hurts” below:
I played 20 questions with Gallant and found out everything from his spirit animal to what music he is listening to. Check it out below:
# 1 Marry, F&*k, Kill: Rihanna, Cher and Britney Spears:
Oh, damn, This is like a dangerous question. I would have to f&*k Rihanna because you can’t necessarily wife her down. I would wife Britney, just to say I wifed Britney. I’m not really culturally connected to Cher so I guess I can’t really speak on that (laughs).
#2 Crunchy or smooth peanut butter?
Definitely crunchy. I like to feel the peanuts when I chew on it.
#3 What’s your superhero power?
I’ve thought about this for a long time and It’s straight up telekinesis. Like moving things around with your….
#4 What is your spirit animal?
I don’t know it changes. Sometimes its humans, like specific people become my spirit animal. Like Kenan. I’d say he’s my spirit animal. But right now, I’d say a chipmunk, something that …like chills…
#5 First song you made out to?
It’s from the 80s. I think it was Bon Jovi. Yes, it was literally Bon Jovi. Shot through the heart, but you’re to blame!
#6 Craziest thing that’s happened since you’ve been in L.A.?
One time I was walking and a dude came up and he was talking or whatever and all of a sudden he just stops and he goes, “I just pissed myself” and then piss just comes out and then he runs away. So whatever that was, was pretty weird.
#7 Describe yourself in three words:
Thick, Black, Glasses
#8 If you could pick two celebrities to be your parents who would it be?
It would definitely be Toni Braxton and Babyface. I feel like they’d be the best parents and they look good together too.
#9 What do you think about when you are alone in your car?
Oh my god, too much. Probably relationships. Life, but the bad side. I think about the things that you have to allocate time to think about because you don’t want to think about it all the time.
#10 What’s in your fridge right now?
Just spinach, avocado and corn. I’m in love with avocado, and if you slice it up and put it on a bed of spinach with corn it’s the best thing. No dressing. I think it’s amazing. Not much else because we just moved here.
#11 What do you like to do for fun?
I haven’t done it in a while, but I used to watch some anime and read manga. I love to go to the beach and chill. I like to go to movies.
#12 What’s your theme song?
(While singing in his sexy voice) “I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was. To catch them is my real test. To train them is my cause.” – Straight up Pokemon
#13 If you could meet anyone living or dead who would it be?
I actually never thought about this question. It’s weird he’s still living, but I definitely want to meet Michael Jordan. He’s amazing.
#14 Craziest thing that ever happened to you while you were living in New York?
One time I went to Atlantic City and I was stranded in the casino for a good 24 hours and you know, that was pretty crazy. We kept missing our ride and the dude who was suppose to pick us up, never did. They kept playing The Eagles “Hotel California” on repeat. No one was at the casino. It was a nightmare. I kind of tried to erase it from my head because it was so traumatizing. It was a nightmare.
I hate casinos now.
#15 What inspires you?
David Lynch. Every since I saw the film Mulholland Dr… I also love impressionist art. I periodically post it all over the Internet when I can find it. Disposable Kodak Camera.
#16 Life motto?
I don’t take things too seriously all the time. Don’t take yourself or anyone too seriously. Just focus on what you want to do.
#17 Cool ranch or nacho cheese Doritos?
Cool Ranch, definitely.
#18 What musicians do you listen to?
I really love BabyFace and Toni Braxton. I like old Mary J. Blige. When Felix and I talk about music we’re listening to people like Purity Ring, The xx and Holy Water.
#19 Last movie you’ve seen?
This Is The End. But, I really want to see Monsters University.
#20 Have you ever sexted?
No. Never actually.