Adding to his already stellar resume, Childish Gambino dropped “Me and Your Mama.” This is the first single from his forthcoming album, Awaken, My Love! Set to be the opening track on the album, the song is a departure from Gambino’s previous projects as he doesn’t rap at all.
Opening up with dream-like keys and a soulful chorus of singers, “Me and Your Mama” transforms over the course of 6 minutes from ambient to more of a rock feel with elements of soul and electronic sprinkled throughout. Gambino has always been a talented vocalist, and as the song blossoms into full-funk mode, he sings in near shrieks reminiscent of funk greats James Brown and Sly Stone.
It has been a very successful year for the man otherwise known as Donald Glover, as his FX series Atlanta has received overwhelming critical acclaim and has drawn very good ratings, prompting the network to renew the series for a second season. Check out the still below for a visual teaser of Awaken, My Love! on an episode of Atlanta
It’ll be very interesting to hear what depths Gambino might delve into with this Awaken, My Love! full-length. The album will be released on December 2 through Glassnote Records, pre-order it now on Amazon.
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