We've been hearing a lot from R&B crooner Gallant these days. He burst back on the scene with his steamy song and video "Gentleman" earlier this year to give us an idea of what he'll be coming with for his as-yet-untitled sophomore set. Then, just last week, he offered us the follow-up single "Doesn't Matter." Now he is giving us a two-piece of news with the arrival of the "Doesn't Matter" video and the announcement of his lengthy Too Good To Be Tour this fall.
For his "Doesn't Matter" visuals, Gallant gives us avant-garde flair that grabs the eye. Utilizing stark white backdrops and a washed-out color palette, the artist paints the picture of angst alongside his lovely co-star, whose white crocheted dress and live albino snake accessory get a good amount of screen time. The two play off each other's vibe throughout the clip, at times appearing artfully disinterested in one another and then seeming to channel an aloof passion in other moments. Throughout the clip's many setups, it becomes an interesting exercise to watch how they'll interact from scene to scene right up until the clip's ambiguous ending.
Not so ambiguous, however, is Gallant's upcoming tour. Dubbing it the Too Good To Be Tour (is that a clue to the album's name we see?), it will see the singer hit several spots across North America starting this October. The usual suspects like Atlanta, NYC, Philly, Chicago, Detroit and Montreal are on the list along with a few unexpected cities like Minneapolis, Santa Ana and Vancouver for good measure. Making it even better is that he'll be supported on the tour by peers Cautious Clay and Jamila Woods, with Cautious opening at the beginning of the tour's run and Jamila taking over the duties near the end.
You can peep the video for "Doesn't Matter" and Gallant's upcoming tour dates below. For more info and tickets, which go on sale at 10 a.m. local time on May 11th, head to Gallant's website.
Gallant Too Good To Be Tour dates:
10/18 Atlanta, GA (Variety Playhouse)
10/19 Nashville, TN (The Cowan)
10/22 Washington, DC (9:30Club)
10/23 New York, NY(Terminal 5)
10/27 Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer)
10/28 Boston, MA (Royale)
10/30 Toronto, ON (Danforth Music Hall)
10/31 Montreal, QC (Corona Theatre)
11/02 Detroit, MI (El Club)
11/03 Chicago, IL (Concord Music Hall)
11/04 Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
11/07 Seattle, WA (Neptune)
11/08 Vancouver, BC (Vogue Theatre)
11/09 Portland, OR (Roseland Theater)
11/12 Oakland, CA (Fox Theater)
11/13 Santa Ana, CA (Observatory OC)
11/15 Los Angeles, CA (The Wiltern)
11/17 San Diego, CA (The Observatory North Park)