Gallant is steadily gearing up to unleash his Neptune EP, and has given patient fans a new track to hold them over in the meantime. The new “Comeback.” track comes paired with a video and finds Gallant tapping into some nostalgic influences. For his second verse, he comes to some realizations only hindsight can bring:
I lowered my defenses for the evening. I shouldn’t have ever listened to the demons. Tellin’ me I should get any more than you receive./ Who knew that inner voice was a master of deceit? As I lay here in defeat 20/20 hindsight, can see. How that tall and sturdy fortress. Was really built on broken beams./ If a new big bang’s the remedy. Could your star burn bright for me? Not a lone one, but a new one. Home sweet home, galaxy.
In terms of the songwriting for the new track, Gallant drew inspiration from some throwback R&B he had stuck in his head. “I put the lyrics of ‘Comeback.’ together from pages of notes I had typed up late at night and saved on my computer (and didn’t really want anyone else to read),” Gallant explains via press release. “I was having some trouble finding a spark of inspiration and at the same time, I had these small bits and pieces of early 2000s R&B floating around in my head that I could never really turn into any good ideas. When I finally locked myself in a room and told myself I couldn’t leave until I made something.”
Gallant first burst onto the scene back in 2016 with debut album Ology. The acclaimed LP received a Grammy nomination, debuted in the Top 25 of the Billboard Top 200. In 2019, he shared his Sweet Insomnia project, which was equipped with 13 tracks and features from 6lack and Sabrina Claudio. He can be heard assisting fellow artists on a few tracks last year, such as “Expectations” with Ella Isaacson and “This World” with The Main Squeeze.
Be sure to watch Gallant’s brand new music video for “Comeback.” down below.