Last month’s R&B album releases was mostly represented by the veterans. April’s releases will consist of the new wave of R&B artists and the seasoned singers. Duo dvsn and Gallant seem to have the highly anticipated projects among the roster of alternative R&B acts. Meanwhile, Musiq Soulchild and Keke Wyatt will hold it down for fans who enjoy traditional R&B music.
After wooing his fans with “Gentleman,” Gallant returns with another bop titled “Doesn’t Matter.”
Over a bouncy production, created by John Ryan and Julian Bunetta, Gallant sings about making the most of a relationship that’s on the rocks. “If this love’s an accident waiting to happen, let’s go out with a bang,” he sings.
The DMV native also released an accompanying visual for “Doesn’t Matter,” which was directed by Sasha Samsonova. The expressive video is packed with symbolism from the use of colors to animals.
Gallant is expected to release his untitled sophomore album this year on Mind of A Genius/Warner Bros. Records. This fall, he will launch his Too Good To Be Tour with special guests Cautious Clay and Jamila Woods. The three artists will travel across North America, making stops in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. local time.
Listen to “Doesn’t Matter” below.
Watch Gallant’s “Doesn’t Matter” video below.
Gallant Too Good To Be Tour Dates: October 18 — Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse October 19 — Nashville, TN @ The Cowan October 22 — Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club October 23 — New York, NY @ Terminal 5 October 27 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer October 28 — Boston, MA @ Royale October 30 — Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall October 31 — Montreal, QC @ Theatre Corona November 2 — Detroit, MI @ El Club November 3 — Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall November 4 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue and 7th St Entry November 7 — Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre November 9 — Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater November 12 — Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater November 13 — Santa Ana, CA – Observatory OC November 15 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern November 17 — San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
The performance lineup for the Smokin’ Grooves Festival has been announced. Erykah Badu, Miguel and The Roots are set to headline the event, which takes plance on June 16 at The Queen Mary in Long Beach.
Other artists on the bill include Jhene Aiko, NxWorries (Anderson Paak + Knxwledge), H.E.R., Majid Jordan, dvsn, Tiara Thomas, Lion Babe, Arin Ray, Ravyn Lenae, Omarion and THEY, to name a few.
While Badu doesn’t have a new project out, fans will be expecting to hear her classic records. Miguel and Jhené Aiko will promote their latest albums. The latter artist released her sophomore album Trip last September, while Miguel delivered his third album, War & Leisure, in December.