A little while ago, whispers hit the internet of a collaboration between Childish Gambino, otherwise known as Donald Glover and Rihanna. The two great minds were said to be working on a film after they were spotted on set in Havana, Cuba. Glover later teased the project via a trailer at the PHAROS festival in Auckland late last year… which of course unofficially did major rounds on social media.

The project is called Guava Island and it looks like a release date, or some sort of announcement, is due for April 13.

April 13 also happens to be the day after Childish headlines Coachella. 

Specific details of the project have been kept under lock and key for some time now but fans have started to notice ads popping up on streaming service Spotify. It says “Guava Island” and “Saturday night, April 13”. It includes background vocals by Childish and concludes with the artist saying, “I’ll see you at the show, everyone.”


The project is directed by Hiro Murai, of Atlanta and the ‘This Is America’ music video, and reportedly stars Black Panthers’ Letitia Wright and Nonso Anozie.

If this project – movie or rumoured visual album – includes new music, this will be the first of Rihanna’s since 2016’s Anti and 2017’s collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on ‘Loyalty‘. Her ninth studio album, nicknamed R9, is in the works but much alike Guava Island, we’re all being kept in the dark.

April 13, stay tuned.

Source: NME
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