It was announced exactly a week ago that Donald Glover / Childish Gambino‘s new album, ‘Awaken, My Love‘ would be released on December 2nd. With the news, the first track was dropped, and it received some rather, err – let’s say passionately-worded reviews. 

Critics have already described it “R&B meets Pink Floyd, but many long-time fans of the rapper are disappointed to see the demise of his glitchy, fun ‘because the internet‘ aesthetic, which has been replaced by the birth of a eclectic and soulful sound. 

Today, the second single from the album has debuted on Annie Mac’s Hottest Record show on BBC Radio 1 – it’s titled ‘Redbone’

About the single, Annie Mac tweeted, “It’s really not what you’d expect Childish Gambino & His Angelic Pipes Bless Us With Soulful Track ‘Redbone’“.

She also said during the debut that the track is “oozing with soul”, which is understandable when you hear Glover‘s impressive falsetto. 

You can listen to ‘Redbone’ here:

Source: VEVO.

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