Childish Gambino‘s new album Awaken, My Love! is here.
The album, his third, was only announced a few weeks ago, and we have since been blessed with two stunning singles, Me And Your Mama and Redbone. Each showcased a side to Donald Glover’s music that nobody was expecting until recently – soul, blues and funk inspired by iconic ’70s artists Funkadelic and Sly & The Family Stone.
The title had not been revealed yet, but Awaken, My Love! was previewed in September for audiences across three days, at Glover’s PHAROS event/festival in Joshua Tree, California. Attendees took to social media to describe the new music, many noting the huge, melodic, soulful sound, a far cry from the anticipated hip-hop.
Interestingly, he’s not the only one to premiere new music like that. Back in August, Bon Iver also previewed his new album at his own festival – two months before it was actually released.
The 11-track album was also made available for pre-order a few days ago. One of the items for sale is a virtual reality vinyl, although exactly what that means is anyone’s guess right now. Take that, Jack White!
Without further ado, please enjoy Childish Gambino’s new album, Awaken, My Love!
1. Me and Your Mama
2. Have Some Love
9. Baby Boy
10. The Night Me and Your Mama Met
11. Stand Tall