UPDATE: Thursday, June 8 at 1:20 p.m. EST
Donald Glover has confirmed to Huffington Post, during an event to promote his series Atlanta, that the next Childish Gambino album will in fact be his last, citing that the project just isn't punk enough anymore.
“Being punk just always felt really good to me and we always looked at ‘Atlanta’ as a punk show and I feel like the direction I would go with Childish Gambino wouldn’t be punk anymore. 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,” said Glover.
He also compared the project to a movie that's just had too many sequels.
“There’s nothing worst than like a third sequel, like a third movie and we’re like, ‘again?’” said Glover. “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.”
Donald Glover has released three different albums under Childish Gambino, including his ultra successful “Awaken, My Love!” which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 when it was released back in December of 2016.
ORIGINAL POST: Monday, June 5 at 2:30 p.m. EST
After a 19 song set at the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York, Childish Gambino hinted that his next album would be his last.
Check out video below!
This suspicious statement that has everyone talking came after Childish Gambino performed an encore performance of “Redbone” where he gave New York his love before signing off by saying “I'll see you for the last Gambino album.”
Donald Glover has been prominent in both the film and TV world lately as his comedic series Atlanta won two Golden Globes including Glover winning one of those Golden Globes for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy.
He's giving Marvel's favorite notorious antihero Deadpool his own animated television series, set to premiere on FXX in 2018. Glover will also play a young Lando Calrissian in next year's Star Wars spin-off feature film, along with providing the voice of Disney's Simba in the remake of The Lion King.
Childish Gambino has released three albums including his most recent “Awaken, My Love!” which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 when it was released back in December of 2016.
You can watch video of Gambino making this announcement below. Check it out.
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