If you haven’t heard the news about ya fave boy/Dong Lover, Donald Glover, then I’m sorry for what I’m about to say: he’s retiring the Childish Gambino moniker after the next album drops.
Announced earlier this week during his set at the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City, Glover has now provided a bit more info to Huffington Post about why exactly he’ll be putting out the bonfire that is Gambino.
“There’s nothing worst than like a third sequel, like a third movie and we’re like, ‘again?’” Glover says.
“You know, I like it when something’s good and when it comes back there’s a reason to come back, there’s a reason to do that.”
Glover follows up on this with the idea that everything he’s produced musically has been ‘punk’, which if you really think about it, his work has always had some kind of rebellious notion to it.
“As much as ‘Redbone’ is a punk song because it’s a gospel song that’s on the radio, I’m like there’s only so far you can go before you just are the radio.”
He reckons that he’d be likely taking the Gambino music in a direction that he wouldn’t feel is as rebelling and against the grain as what he has previously produced.
Naturally, the internet has gone into a bit of a meltdown since the news of the retirement because, Christ, of course we are.
When I hear Donald Glover is retiring Childish Gambino pic.twitter.com/Eh1yaCjDdC
— Juan De La Cruz (@J_dlCruz95) June 7, 2017
Childish Gambino: I’ll see you for the last Gambino album
— Childish News (@ChildishNews) June 4, 2017
Childish Gambino announces that his next album will be his last and this performance will be his only performance of 2017. pic.twitter.com/4GpJodyp0O
— ? (@mazfle) June 4, 2017
Anyway if you need me I’ll be under my desk listening to Culdesac on repeat.
Source: Huffington Post.
Photo: Getty / Matthew Eisman.