Gallant is on a hot streak, dropping yet another beautiful song, “TOOGOODTOBETRUE.”
Coming a few weeks after “Haha No One Can Hear You!,” this new track features two notable guests: singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens and Rebecca Sugar, the creator of Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe.
Stevens and Gallant have toured together and also collaborated in the past: They performed Stevens’ “Blue Bucket of Gold” together for Gallant’s YouTube series In the Room, and also closed out stops on Stevens’ 2015 Carrie & Lowell tour with a joint cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling.”
As for Sugar’s involvement, Gallant revealed in a statement that Steven Universe “inspired a lot of the ambient-electronic elements of the first album,” Ology. “The creator of the show, Rebecca Sugar, adds an extra touch of beauty to the song with some ukulele and soft hums in the outro,” he added. “By far this is the most special song I’ve ever written.”
Special is right: “TOOGOODTOBETRUE” is a gorgeous listen. Longtime collaborator Stint cushions Gallant’s gentle vocals and Stevens’ crystalline verse with gauzy production, while Sugar’s understated contribution provides a lovely conclusion to a haunting song.
Listen to “TOOGOODTOBETRUE” below: