In the world of Alternative R&B, Gallant always delivers crisp visuals and wondrous lyrics.
He has done so yet again with the video for, “Gentleman.”
The video implicitly serves purpose as to revolve around a “Gentleman” whom through the lyrics, tells us why he is worth it. Gallant beautifully stands within a faint white light, while being embraced in a blue one. One that makes his skin look blue, as he dances abstractly.
His movement is perfect, yet consistently feels natural.
The video itself is progressive and worth the watch. The Director, Sasha Samsonova makes a bold choice of defying negative statements by choosing these faint whites and dark blue lights. It is immediately easy to compare to the beautiful poster for the film, Moonlight.
These choices make the video socially conscious, original yet familiar. The aesthetic of still life, as well as movement, is extremely powerful. As a result, what you see matches up with what you hear. The music becomes mesmerizing, making the words hard to forget.
Therefore, it’s only right you take a look for yourself, watch Gallant’s “Gentleman” video, here: