Saturday, January 28, 2017

Gallant x Tablo x Eric Nam Unveil ‘Cave Me In’

Press release

Grammy®-nominated artist Gallant presents a new single, Cave Me In in collaboration with Asia’s superstar artists Tablo (from EPIK HIGH) and Eric Nam on January 26th at 9:30 A.M. (PST) via Warner Bros./Mind Of A Genius.

 Cave Me In, is a true organic collaboration of three artists from different sides of the world. What started off with no pressures from the business side, just pure chemistry resulted in a chilled R&B track that “has a bit of a throwback 90's vibe but remains trendy and easy to listen to,” says Eric Nam. Tablo adds "feelin' blessed to be a part of this beautiful song. With my verse, I wanted to talk about the inherent double-bladed nature of love. As the title of the song implies, love is often simultaneously gentle and violent. Hope it hits close to home for ya.” 

"When we all met for the first time, our energy just clicked-- and that synergy manifested itself into this record,” Gallant stated. “Everything just happened so naturally,” Tablo said. “It was just jamming together between performers,” Eric said. None of the three remember the exact date they started on this project, according to their interview with W Korea, despite the unexpected combination of individuals who come from different backgrounds and places. Since they all constantly travel the world, this song took some time to be officially released. Cave Me In turned out to be simply “a song three talented guys wanted to sing together.” 

 Cave Me In, produced by Lophiile, will be premiered worldwide on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show on January 26th 9 A.M. PT, broadcasted in more than 100 countries. The single will be released globally on the same day at 9:30 A.M. and will be released on local DSPs in South Korea on the noon of January 27th. The music video will also be released. The video was shot in Hong Kong. 

Gallant, one of the most talked about R&B artists in the world, is making a name for creating new sounds with his own blends of R&B, soul, alternative rock, and more. His 2016 debut album, Ology, has been Grammy® nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album. The legendary Elton John, who has performed Weight In Gold together with him says “when I hear his voice, I just lose it” In 2017, Gallant made it to Forbes 30 Under 30, and was introduced as “the next big thing in R&B”. 

Tablo is a Seoul born rapper, record producer, songwriter, author, and entrepreneur who established a legendary Korean Hip-Hop group Epik High, and founder of the music label HIGHGRND. He has lived around the globe in Switzerland, Hong Kong, Canada, Korea, and California, where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in English Literature at Stanford University. As Epik High, Tablo released 8 Hip-Hop albums and also released hisfirst solo album in 2011, which hit #1 on the US and Canadian iTunes Hip-Hop chart and #2 on Billboard’s World Album Chart. In 2016, Epik High became the first major Korean music group to ever perform at Coachella, which is where Tablo first met Gallant. 

Eric Nam, born and raised in Atlanta, is a Korean-American singer-songwriter who first appeared in Korea’s music scene in 2013 and released a mini-album Cloud 9 with the title track Heaven’s Door. He was praised for his smooth vocals and known for his approachable character. Now he is a multi-talented musician, television host and entertainer. His recent EP Interview with title track Good For You was well received in both in the Korean and International markets. In 2016, he took a further step to the international scene, with singles Into You (with KOLAJ) and BODY, co-written and produced by Timbaland.

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