Childish Gambino released his second single, "Redbone," off of Awaken, My Love! The track debuted on the Thursday edition of Annie Mac's Hottest Record show on BBC Radio 1.
"Redbone"is over five minutes of pure flavor. The sound is a raw combination of live instruments and Gambino belting in falsetto. This romantic track is a just as smooth follow-up to his first single that was released exactly a week ago.
Gambino announced the release of his third studio album on the same day he shared his first single, "Me and Your Mama." This track is a long one as well and is packed with jazzy sounds, layered vocals and another passionate message. Gambino offers effortlessly relatable lines and Instagram caption ideas like "You know that I love you, so let me into your heart."
As it turns out, Gambino has been teasing Awaken for quite some time. There's footage of him performing what we now know to be "Me and Your Mama" at Bonnaroo all the way back in 2015.
More recently, Donald Glover vibed out with Reggie Watts on the The Late Late Show with James Corden while rocking a shirt sporting the album's cover art in September. This epic mini jam session seems to be a true preview of the vocal treats he's been serving on his new project.
Additionally, the physical album made a cameo on Glover's FX show Atlanta.
Awaken, My Love! is set to be released on December 2 through Glassnote Records.