When we heard "Me And Your Mama," the first single off of Childish Gambino
's upcoming record, Awaken, My Love!
, we really hoped that the next song would continue down the same path. It was shockingly different, aggressive, soulful, and exotic. It came at us with no warning signs. But now, after getting another taste, we're happy to see this new sound is likely to stick around for the entire album.
Childish Gambino, AKA Donald Glover, just released the second single, "Redbone," and it is all of those things listed above - except maybe not as aggressive. Glover doesn't even sound like himself, as he sings in a soulful falsetto. It's groovy and funky as all hell. The fuzzy guitar riff in the outro along with the sporadic piano hits sounds like it could've easily be written by Freddie Mercury and Brian May. Childish Gambino is transforming and heading into a whole new territory...And he knows exactly what he's doing. We can't wait to see what he puts out next. Stay woke.