Yesterday, November 10th, Donald Glover premiered a new Childish Gambino song, “Me and Your Mama,” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show. Somewhat divergent of Gambino’s previous musical stylings, the six-minute, three-part track begins gently as it melodiously grooves through a warm and embracing chorus sequence and into a soulful blues-funk passage in which Gambino makes his lyrical entrance. His passionate delivery is then followed by a culmination of instrumentals that begin winding the intensity down, lulling the composition to a genial conclusion.
The track comes from Gambino’s upcoming third LP, Awaken, My Love!, which will be available December 2nd via Glassnote. His last release came in the form of 2014’s STN MTN/Kauai, and before that was his second LP Because the Internet in 2013. Now, he makes his return with a new approach, using the release of “Me and Your Mama” as a way of mitigating any concerns fans may have had regarding a change in style.
In regard to his acting career, Glover’s FX show Atlanta just finished up its first season, and has been renewed for a second 10-episode season. Also, Glover has been cast as a young Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming 2018 Han Solo Star Wars film.
Below is a stream for “Me and Your Mama,” in addition to the artwork and track list for Awaken, My Love!. Look for it on December 2nd.
Awaken, My Love!:
01 Me and Your Mama
02 Have Some Love
09 Baby Boy
10 The Night Me and Your Mama Met
11 Stand Tall