Premiere: Watch Gallant's "Skipping Stones" Video f/ Jhené Aiko
Things get heated between Gallant and Jhené Aiko in the stunning one-shot video for "Skipping Stones."
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Gallant stunned fans when he dropped his Jhené Aiko collaboration, "Skipping Stones," off his debut album Ology earlier this year and now the pair has returned with an equally magnetic video. The American Millennial-directed video opens up on a close-tight shot of Gallant, giving the viewer a minute to figure out exactly where he is. Soon enough, the camera rolls over to Jhené to give us a much clearer picture of what's going down, never breaking the shot from the viewpoint of one camera.
"I'm really into the whole one shot thing. Even just the way that I write, I really like living into a moment," Gallant explained about the video's fluid narrative. "Digging into all the subtext that that moment kind of carries. I thought that this particular scene would just very naturally, in a very subtly complex way, kind of just illustrate exactly all of the fiery emotions that are coming through lyrically in the song from both perspectives."
Since meeting through Red Bull Sound Select and recording the track, Gallant and Jhené have only performed the track together live twice; at this past year's SXSW and Coachella Music Festival. Here's hoping the pair reunite to perform the track together live again. Until that happens, watch them together in the video for "Skipping Stones" above.
Jhené Aiko is set to perform Nov. 21 at the sold-out 2016 Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in L.A. show at the Avalon. Meanwhile, Gallant is currently on his first headlining tour and fans can watch his Austin City Limits Music Festival going down this weekend on Red Bull TV. Also, in case you missed Gallant performing his hit "Weight in Gold" with the legendary Elton John, you can relive that right here.