Childish Gambino announces new album ‘Awaken, My Love!’ with new cut ‘Me And Your Mama’

It’s a 6 minute blender of prog, soul, gospel and classic rock amongst others - just another day in Glover land
We’ve been patient, so now and then we deserve a little treat. No such treat could be any sweeter though than a new Childish Gambino album – with 2016 rounding out on a high with ‘Awaken, My Love’.

Set for release on December 2nd, ‘Awaken, My Love!’ is Gambino (aka the ridiculously multi-talented force of nature that is Donald Glover’s) first album since 2013’s ‘because the internet’ and looks destined to be full of the genre-morphing beats and turns that he’s become synonymous for.

Case in point – lead track ‘Me And Your Mama’. What starts out as a chiming gospel-flavoured hook over nursery rhyme keys slowly turns into a prog-rock classic, full of distorted synths and bare-chested vocal pleas. Out of this world, and out of sight from any sort of competition, it could very well be Mr Glover’s defining opening gambit to the world.

The track was debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show earlier (November 10th), where the Kiwi music titan proceeded to spin the track 6 times in a row. 6 times – and lets bear in mind that the track itself is 6 minutes long too.

All we know, is that ‘Awaken, My Love!’ has all the makings of a future classic which we’ll be talking about for years – so plug into ‘Me And Your Mama’ below and prepare for a Childish Gambino’d end to 2016.