Here is one of my other favorite albums of the last few years. I’ve been a big fan of Donald Glover’s television and movie career, but never his music until “Awaken, My Love.” If you skipped this one because of his previous work, you need to check it out. It is very different from anything else he’s done in music.
The album was produced by Ludwig Goransson (Creed Soundtrack) and shows a different style of funk on each track. It gets a little out there at times (“California”), but for the most part, this album is excellent. Glover has said that he will only make one more Childish Gambino album. Here’s hoping it sounds a lot like “Awaken, My Love.”
Standout tracks include, “Redbone,” “Have Some Love,” “Baby Boy” and the Gary Clark Jr. assisted, “The Night Me And Your Mama Met.”