Childish Gambino – This Is America | Music Video
After taking over Saturday Night Live as co-host over the weekend, Donald Glover further added to his eventful weekend by releasing a new song and music video under his stage name Childish Gambino.
“This Is America“, alongside “Saturday“, is his first musical offering since his 2016 album Awaken, My Love! The new track is a fine piece of work from Gambino; beautiful, choral folk melodies are intersected with rumbling percussion and bass but it’s the video that has everyone talking.
Poignant yet satirical, the video touches on themes of racism, gun control and mass shootings, virality, as he dances with children in a warehouse in one moment then guns down a gospel choir in the next. Directed by long time collaborator Hiro Murai, the video is made to look like it’s been filmed all in one shot, self contained in a massive warehouse. Another video that speaks volumes on the state of affairs in the US in present day.
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