The Top 5 Songs From Childish Gambino’s ‘Awaken, My Love!’
Childish Gambino shares his musically eclectic soul for the first time in three years with the release of his third studio album, "Awaken, My Love!".
Gambino reintroduces a new generation to the 1970s P-Funk of George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, for “an exercise in just feeling and tone," as the man born Donald Glover says about the sound and feel of his latest project. The 11-track album addresses love, family, politics and a host of other ideas; and Gambino introduced pieces of the album to nearly 10,000 fans in the Mojave Desert (at a party he dubbed "Pharos") over Labor Day Weekend.
"Awaken, My Love!" even left Questlove speechless and unable to form a "hyperbolic sentence" to express his sentiment for this project.
Dude I'm so fucked up right now. I can't even form the proper hyperbolic sentence to explain to D'angleo why I woke him up at 4am to listen to this. I'm like---when is the last time someone sucker punched me on this level.....I mean I knew #AroundTheWorldInADay was coming & it was a left turn---I'm about to blow the wigs off music historians... but I thought I was getting some fresh millennial 2016 hip hop shit and I got sucker punched. The last sucker punch in black music I remember in which NOONE had a clue what was coming was Sly's #TheresARiotGoinOn---read my IG about it (the flag)---I'm writing in real time cause ---Jesus Christ the co-author of #WearwolfBarmitzvah just SONNED the shit outta me. In the best way possible. I was NOT expecting a trip to Detroit circa 1972 at United Sound Studios. I haven't written or been stunned by an album I wasn't expecting since that time I got an advance of #BackToBlack. The music is so lush man, I can see the kaleidoscope color mesh of the #Westbound logo. Dude I can't curb my enthusiasm. All I know is if #P4k try to play him again with these ratings there WILL be a riot goin on.
Childish Gambino is deeper than rap.
Listen our top five picks from "Awaken, My Love!", and transform your life.