It’s been a minute since we’ve heard new music from Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover), but thankfully the wait has come to a close. After wrapping up a successful debut season of Atlanta, the enigmatic icon that his third LP is on the horizon. Awaken, My Love! will hit speakers December 2, marking another milestone in his widespread creative career. The first single from the album, titled “Me and Your Mama,” was premiered earlier this morning by Zane Lowe, who confirmed the album’s release date on his Beats 1 Radio show.
The track opens with twinkly melodies and angelic falsettos to paint a divine picture. Quickly diving into funky basslines and belting vocals from Bino, the beautifully-crafted piece showcases another step forward in his sound, unlike anything we’ve heard on Because The Internet or Kauai. A slow-burning, ethereal twist of jazz and synths concludes the song, leaving us anxious for more.
Stream “Me and Your Mama” below and pre-order Awaken, My Love! here.