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.
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”.
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.