Gallant put out a new album yesterday (Oct 24), Sweet Insomnia. One spin and I knew I was in for something special tonight. The energy explodes immediately once he runs up to the stage. Falsetto out-the-gate and dance moves to match, Gallant’s gold mic is shining brightly back towards us filling our hearts.
The last time we saw Gallant was at Okeechobee Music Fest year one! What a pleasure to have him home again. I’ve never heard anyone yell falsetto. Damn. His mic probably turned gold from him singing into it. Three songs in, he’s on his knees and we’re in his palm.
Halfway in, Gallant is feeding us callbacks, growing in difficulty. Orlando gives it to him from our soul. I’m blown away and being filled with peace. His new album, Sweet Insomnia is a must-listen for anyone who’s in a new city, been recently compromised by a lover, or has ever had a bit of chest pain. Check out the new title track, featuring 6LACK.
I’m being sandwiched closer to the bar. After a few apologies I’m asked, “are you familiar with Sabrina Claudio?”
Me: “No, I’ve actually never listened to her.”
She grabs my arm and yells, “WHAT?!”, smiles and says, “she’s amazing isn’t she?”
I’m falling in love with this carefully choreographed confidence coming from the stage. I stand out like a tree in an ocean, being one of the few who isn’t passionately singing back every word.
I can confidently say, “Yes.” I’m a new fan a Sabrina Claudio.
“Tonight we’re healing”
Sabrina Claudio explains her writing process on her new album, Truth Is (Release Oct 6, 2019) — “When I write, I’m very introverted. I write everything down and don’t show anyone until I exit the [recording] booth. Then I ask for no feedback please [laughs].” She is nothing short of a pure artist. I predict we won’t see slowing down anytime soon. And likely at much bigger venues.
Sabrina Claudio and Gallant are over half way through “Truth Is Tour.” Catch them on the road. Dates below.
Sabrina Claudio Live Review w/ Gallant by Mitch.
Sabrina Claudio Live Concert Photos w/ Gallant by Cindy Ros.
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