Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino is in the midst of a musical renaissance for 2016 with his hit TV series Atlanta. Now with his forthcoming album, Awaken My Love, on the verge of release he’s ready to shock the world again.
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After the release of “Me and Your Mama”, he gives us another taste of what he has in store with his new single, “Redbone.’ The track is a 70s tinged track that samples the Jaco Pastorius classic, “Portraits of Tracy” — while possibly having some elements from that Bootsy Collins’s jam, “I’d Rather Be With You”.
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The soulful harmonies on this record sound as sweet as crackling bacon grease on a Sunday morning as Gambino takes us on an smoky and spacy ride. “Redbone” premiered today on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show today.
Awaken My Love will be available everywhere on Dec. 2.