Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino released his third studio album on December 2nd and you can stream the whole album in its entirety on Soundcloud!
Warning: The following article will spend a disproportionate amount of time talking about Atlanta and Star Wars. Proceed with caution.
First let’s talk music. Awaken, My Love! is awesome. It’s varied and it shows off an impressive range of influences. It sounds like something Kanye would have made right before he made the sonically diverse Yeezus and something Kanye should listen to while he’s in the hospital. The opening track of Gambino’s latest, Me and Your Mama, forced me to check three times to make sure that it wasn’t a new song; that in and of itself doesn’t make the song good, but it does demonstrate that Childish Gambino packed as much as he could into each song. Take a listen below.
Okay, now let’s talk the important stuff. Close this article right now and go watch Atlanta. It’s great. It’s hilarious. Episode 7 is amazing. It’s another example of Glover taking all of his influences and bringing them together. In Atlanta he showcases his nerdiness, love of hip-hop and his love of the absurd. Go watch it.
Lastly, it case you hadn’t heard, Donald Glover has received a new alias: Lando Calrissian. The rapper/actor/writer will appear in an untitled film in the Star Wars franchise. The film will follow young Han Solo.
That should be plenty of Glover and/or Gambino news for now, go watch and listen. Now!