Childish Gambino: Awaken, My Love

Childish Gambino: Awaken, My Love

 

I know I've been a little quiet this week: I think I've just been in my head about a lot of things, and I'm just feeling back to myself.  Like many of you, I have to remind myself to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

 

And perhaps I am a few days late (according to Genius.com, the song premiered November 10 on Beats 1 Radio with Zane Lowe), but Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, dropped what may be my favorite track of 2016. Entitled "Me and Your Mama", Childish perfectly melds a psychedelic mantra with rock vibes to pine after his lover.

 

 "Can't stand it, backhanded!/They wanna see us fallin' apart!/You know that I love you!/So let me into your heart!" - Childish Gambino

 

The track is from his widely anticipated album "Awaken, My Love" slated for release December 2, likely on Apple Music based on the way the singles were rolled out. Either way, I'm looking forward to it.

 

Check it here:

 

He also dropped a second gem from the album, "Redbone". More of an experimental groove with a throwback edge, "Redbone" reminds me (and perhaps it's just me) slightly of SWV's "Rain" mixed with a little Prince. Check the track out below and let me know what you think in the comment section.