Jimmy Fallon has been bugging out a bit lately with his intros for performers on The Tonight Show, but he gave Gallant a proper one: the next big thing in R&B. Feel free to agree or disagree, as that is what we will do until the end of our existences, but the soulful singer’s vocal power and purity is undeniable.
Last night, he blessed the Tonight Show stage with a passionate performance of “Weight In Gold” from his excellent album Ology. His performance began in an intimate living-room setting complete with couch and standing lamps for mood lighting, and as his unearthly falsetto begins to ring out, the energy is electric with the stage bathed in gold light and the singer flailing wildly for the song’s crescendo. With this performance, Chance’s, Tegan And Sara’s, and Grimes’, The Tonight Show has had a hell of a streak lately. Watch Gallant tear it down below.