Childish Gambino has released his 11-track album Awaken, My Love! which taps into a new creative direction from the multi-talented artist. Up until this point, Childish Gambino has made hip-hop. In short, this album changed that.
He took a more musical approach, channeling a strong 1970’s Parliament Funkadelic sound that blends soul, funk and rock. Listeners will hear psychedelic guitar, groovy basslines and an array of synthesizers throughout the spacey, and somewhat trippy, project. Gambino surprises us with his vocals which he overlays with several distortion and filter effects.
The LP, which includes previously-released singles "Me And Your Mama" and "Redbone", was originally debuted live at Joshua Tree for his PHAROS shows. Awaken, My Love! wraps up an impressive year for Gambino, aka Donald Glover, who also launched his critically-acclaimed Atlanta TV show where is he the executive producer, writer and lead actor. Enjoy!