Fans of Donald Glover would be ecstatic to find out that his third album is out. His last release was his Childish Gambino Album, called Because the Internet, really made a buzz in the last couple of months. He’s also been busy with the FX series Atlanta.
The series was critically acclaimed during its first season. And, if that wasn’t enough, he was also cast to play a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars film. But right now he’s back into his Gambino roots and another record is on it’s way.
The third studio album entitled Awaken, My Love! is slated to be released on December 2 via Glassnote. Along with it he posted some interesting artwork featuring a woman with her eyes rolled back and her head looked heavy with that headdress. Nevertheless, it looked amazing.
He also treated his fans with the audio for Me and Your Mama, which is a fascinating six-minute number. It’s a mixture of R&B and rock and roll. Here’s the full tracklist of his latest album:
- Me and Your Mama
- Have Some Love
- Baby Boy
- The Night Me and Your Mama Met
- Stand Tall
Atlanta: It Is What It Is, That’s What Makes It Tick
Refinery29 got a chance to talk to Atlanta writer Stefani Robinson about the series and what makes it a hit among loyal fans. The show chronicles the life and times of a hustler named Earn and his career managing ATL rapper Paper Boi who’s also his cousin.
Atlanta, which happens to be Glover’s brainchild, is an ode to Black Life. This goes beyond Blackness and music in recording studios or clubs. The lead characters are always broke. They have unstable relationships and have white friends that are utterly and totally clueless. S–t is real as can be. Robinson was then asked about how the show is naturally Black, that it doesn’t center or privilege whiteness. She was asked how she felt about being a part of that.
She said, “It feels great. Atlanta isn’t heavy-handed. That’s what I love about it, that Blackness just exists on the show. I don’t want to get soapbox-y, but I’ve always wanted to work on a show like this. Atlanta just validates what Black people go through all the time. I like that it’s been such a critical success, sure. But, the coolest thing is that there’s a bunch of 15- and 16-year-old kids watching this show who have something to look at other than Friends or the Big Bang Theory.
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