Editors’ Notes Commanding and versatile, Christopher Gallant’s voice demands to be center-stage. It often had to push through an alt-R&B haze on 2014’s Zebra EP but is now set to cleaner, brighter R&B that’s literate in rock (“Talking to Myself”), slick pop (“Bourbon”) and ambient dubstep (“Open Up”). The genre-splicing always builds to a sky-scraping chorus but Gallant remains each song’s most infectious element. Unflinching in his honesty, he lays out his insecurities with a voice that shifts flawlessly from a careworn croon and aching falsetto to gale-force yearning.

SONG
First
1
0:37
 
Talking to Myself
2
3:57
 
Shotgun
3
3:17
 
Bourbon
4
4:39
 
Bone + Tissue
5
3:41
 
Oh, Universe (Interlude)
6
1:02
 
Weight in Gold
7
3:23
 
Episode
8
4:36
 
Miyazaki
9
2:12
 
Counting
10
4:34
 
Percogesic
11
4:12
 
Jupiter
12
4:36
 
Open Up
13
4:37
 
Skipping Stones (feat. Jhené Aiko)
14
3:04
 
Chandra
15
3:43
 
Last
16
0:31