Settling into a sold-out crowd at Terminal 5 this past Wednesday, I was curious to see exactly what all the fuss was about for Christopher Gallant, who goes simply by his last name while onstage.
The diverse crowd filling the cavernous space inside T5 did little to unsettle the 24 year old during his performance, and expectedly so, having recently played in front of thousands, joined by Seal for a performance at this year’s Coachella. With his unwavering falsetto, Gallant darted back and forth across the stage tirelessly, hitting notes that raised quite a few eyebrows during the night. Showing far more charisma and stage presence than I’ve seen from far more seasoned performers twice his age, I could understand why his name is turning heads in this industry.
His band was a perfect accompaniment to his brand of R&B influenced music, and was steadfast with their precision. While there was little to no banter from Gallant during his performance, the crowd didn’t seem to mind as he tirelessly performed song after song, with unrivaled passion.
Fresh off the heels of his full-length, Ology, released in April of this year, the singer has breathed a welcomed new perspective into music for today’s popular young artists. His approach to genuine songwriting, passionate performance, and heartfelt lyrics is something that is sorely missing from the chart-topping success stories that make all the headlines. Gallant is poised to leave an indelible footprint in his path to the top.
Article: Lesley Keller