Two modern R&B superstars came together at the end of 2015 when the magnificent Gallant met with Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, James Fauntleroy — known for his work with Rihanna, Drake, Kendrick, Kanye, Justin Timberlake — at Red Bull Studios in Santa Monica, California. What emerged from their meeting was a poignant ballad titled “Borderline“, which put Gallant’s ever-impressive falsetto on full display above a moving, strings-laden instrumental.
A year later, “Borderline” has reemerged, as Red Bull Sound Select tapped fellow Los Angeles musicians, Bixel Boys, for a touch up that catapults the emotive original into head-nodding house territory. With Gallant’s vocal sitting front seat, the remix from Bixel carries on the tender sentiment of the original record while the uptempo, kick/hi hat combo takes “Borderline” from ultra lounge to night club.
Listen in below.