Listen: Is Childish Gambino’s ‘Melrose’ A Song For Jhene Aiko?
Childish Gambino is took a Frank Ocean approach with his new maybe-song-maybe-instrumental “Melrose.” With no details or prefaces, Gambino released a download link via his Twitter specifically directed to his “dear friend” Jhene Aiko:
— Childish Gambino (@DonaldGlover) November 7, 2013
On the mystery cut, he repeatedly professes, “Someone gave you all my love” over a continually evolving swirl of instruments, mixed in with scattered riffs and scats. We’re not sure if it’s meant as a drop from his forthcoming Because the Internet album (Dec. 10) or a cryptic love message to Jhene, who he joined on the infectious “Bed Peace” from her Sail Out EP. Either way, listen to “Melrose” below.