Gallant - Skipping Stones (feat. Jhené Aiko) : R&B / Soul

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Quickly rising singer Gallant is coming hot off a successful 2015 in which he joined Zhu on the Mind of a Genius label, released his breakout single “Weight In Gold,” and toured alongside Sufjan Stevens in addition to launching his new acoustic video series “In The Room.” Now Gallant has recently shared on social media that his debut album is finished, and we couldn’t be more excited. 

This LA based singer aims to reshape the R&B landscape with his piercing falsetto vocals, and he’s back flexing his rare voice with Skipping Stones, a two-track digital release out Friday, 2/5 on Red Bull Sound Select. He’s released the title track “Skipping Stones” featuring the alurring vocals of fellow R&B singer Jhene Aiko and was co-produced by Stint and Adrian Younge, a master sampler & hip hop producer who’s worked with Ghostface Killah, Jay Z, DJ Premier, and more. This new track blends laid back, organic guitar, bass, horns, and keyboard instrumentation with raw drums utilizing a crashing snare; setting the stage for Gallant’s soulful vocals to shine atop. The second track off this release this Friday is Gallant's "Borderline" collaboration with James Fauntleroy we previously covered.

Gallant's - Skipping Stones (feat. Jhene Aiko)

“Outkast’s “Hey Ya” Receives Must Hear Cover From New Brooklyn Artist KAMAU

“Outkast’s “Hey Ya” Receives Must Hear Cover From New Brooklyn Artist KAMAU - Featured Image

It's always a tricky subject when attempting to alter classic songs from musical icons, but Brooklyn based KAMAU has stepped up and done exactly that. He's chosen Outkast's hit "Hey Ya!" and truly re-created it with a full live band, pairing it with a well done video as well.

Layering violins, bass, piano, acapella singing, and more, this cover brings a more soulful feel to the song we all love and has got us wondering more about KAMAU. Channeling his inner Andre 3000, KAMAU’s nails the cover with his soulful singing / rapping hybrid. Check out the video below and enjoy!

KAMAU - Hey Ya [Interpretation] (Prod. Ben Talmi & KAMAU)

Schoolboy Q Teams With Dr. Dre Collaborator Anderson .Paak on New Single “Am I Wrong”

Schoolboy Q Teams With Dr. Dre Collaborator Anderson .Paak on New Single “Am I Wrong” - Featured Image

Earlier this year we were all pleasantly surprised with Dr. Dre’s first album in 16 years with the release of Compton. One of the biggest surprises on the album is the most featured artist was the unknown California based singer/rapper Anderson .Paak. Dre has a history of finding some of the biggest talent in hip hop with his track record including Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar, so giving an up and coming artist 6 features on his album really turned some heads. 

Anderson .Paak is prepping for a fall release of his forthcoming Malibu album and has shared a new track to hold us over until his release. Teaming up with fellow west coast rapper Schoolboy Q, he delivers a dancefloor ready track with a driving bassline and upbeat horns from Brasstracks to make for an 80’s vibe executively produced by Pomo. Paak incorporates his raspy, soulful singing alongside Q’s minimal verse to round out the track as he capitalizes on his relevance following Dre’s co-sign. Stream below and stay tuned for the album! 

Anderson .Paak - Am I Wrong feat. ScHoolboy Q ( prod by POMO ) | iTunes 

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