Oh yes, it’s here my friends. Childish Gambino has finally dropped his highly anticipated …Awaken, My Love!
…Awaken, My Love! is unlike anything out right now. It’s unique. We get a mixture of funk, soul, and R&B – with literally no rapping, which is surprisingly ok. Gambino has taken a 360 turn on his music style, and has successfully resurrected a forgotten genre.
…Awaken, My Love! will have you feeling several types of ways. Each song tells a different story. “Have Some Love” puts you at a family reunion BBQ, bonding with the loved ones. “Zombies” puts you in a scene straight outta Stranger Things. “Redbone” will take you back to being a youngin’ in your grandpa’s living room, jamming classic vinyl. “California” will take you to an island in the middle of nowhere, sippin’ on a piña colada.
Childish Gambino is a man of many, many talents and continues to amaze us left and right. Peep …Awaken, My Love! for yourself below:
“Redbone” samples a sped-up version of Jaco Pasourius‘ “Portrait Of Tracy”, from all the way back in 1976. Gambino doesn’t rap on the track (again) but the vocals that he does give us kind of remind me of a young, more modern, Barry White.
In a recent interview with Billboard, Gambino describes his upcoming album, …Awaken, My Love!, as being influenced by the music that he grew up on:
“I remember listening to songs my dad would play—albums by the Isleys or Funkadelic—and not understanding the feeling I was feeling. I remember hearing a Funkadelic scream and being like, ‘Wow, that’s sexual and it’s scary.’ Not having a name for that, though; just having a feeling. That’s what made it great.” – Donald Glover
Peep “Redbone” below, and stay on the lookout for …Awaken, My Love!, expected Dec. 2!