Gallant is doing everything in his power to find his way back to his girl in the video for his new single, “Comeback.”
The Bennett Johnson-directed video responds to the Columbia, Maryland native’s fight to desperately get out of the dog house and restore trust in the relationship with his uninterested ex. But will his ordering media buys for romantic infomercials and kissing up as a bobblehead doll be enough to win her heart over again? You’ll have to watch the video above to find out.
“Comeback” is Gallant’s reintroduction as an artist now that he’s exited Warner Records and become a free agent. In a press release, Gallant said that he wrote the apologetic tune late one night and saved it on his computer for his eyes only.
“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,” Gallant explained about having a case of writer’s block.
He added, “When I finally locked myself in a room and told myself I couldn’t leave until I made something, I looked at all these pieces in front of me and felt like, in a weird way, they might be able to complement each other. Eventually, they turned into this song full of nostalgia and longing, where you feel like you’ve been there before and are desperately trying to get back.”
The new song is also leadoff for Gallant’s upcoming EP, Neptune, which is out sometime later this year. The project will mark the beginning of a new era for the singer-songwriter, whose last release, Sweet Insomnia, won acclaim from Rated R&B and a coveted spot on our year-end best R&B albums list in 2019.
Watch Gallant’s video for “Comeback” above.