Artist Highlight: Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino just dropped his new LP, “Awaken, My Love!” like the NASDAQ.

It’s sound is soulfully sleek, full of lush production, and is reminisce of a smoky, funk-induced Los Angeles nightclub.

One of our favorite tracks from the album is “Redbone” – it’s actually in rotation, right now as you’re reading this. Give it a gander below:

“Awaken, My Love!” represents a new artistic direction for Childish. Past work has been full of funny, sometimes harsh bars about his multifaceted career, his inability to escape the inanity of the internet, and the kind of loneliness that comes with fame.

Here, he abandons his bars in place of a crooning falsetto. This switch to singing seems to be working better for Donald than it has for his contemporaries, most notably, Kid Cudi or Kanye.

 

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