Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover has released the first visual accompaniment to his funky new album Awaken, My Love!. It comes in the form of a 360 degree, virtual reality video recording of Me And Your Mama, captured at his own PHAROS event in Joshua Tree, California, earlier this year, where attendees were given the world premiere of his new material.
The news follows the recent reveal that the album was available as a virtual reality vinyl, which Gambino recently explained to offer viewers an immersive visual experience, allowing those in far flung places (like Australia) to watch concerts they would otherwise miss. Pre-orders of the limited edition package will also be able to access more VR content from the PHAROS event in the future.
Yesterday, Childish Gambino delivered his first post-release interview to our very own Matt and Alex on triple j, where he spoke about the difficulties of making the album, and confirming that he will most likely play older material at his live shows, depending on what the audience is feeling.
Watch the video, which was directed and co-produced by Microsoft and Wolf + Rothstein. You can toggle the view by simply clicking and moving on the video.
Gambino dances around wearing tribal paint and a straw skirt, with a full band, floor-length hair and dazzling colours that seem to evoke the Northern Lights atop and behind him. If you scroll up to watch the ceiling, you’ll see a few more interesting signs….
It has also been announced that Gambino will be appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon next Wednesday, December 14, so keep an eye out for more of what to expect live.