Back in January, LA R&B singer Gallant covered Sufjan Stevens’ “Blue Bucket Of Gold” with Sufjan himself on piano and backup vocals. That was the first installment of Gallant’s new In The Room video series, in which he collaborates with different artists that have inspired him in some way. The second episode has now arrived, and it features Gallant singing his single “Weight In Gold” as a duet with Seal. “Seal was the guy that made it okay to straddle genres — he just absolutely refused to conform,” Gallant told i-D, where the clip premiered. “Hearing his lyrics as a kid completely transformed my idea of being an artist, being honest in what you write, being black … all of it … and to be even standing in the same room as him let alone singing a song I wrote with the dude was utterly unreal.” Watch below.
Gallant’s album Ology is out 4/6 on Mind Of A Genius.