If what he says is true, this is very sad news for the music world.
On Saturday June, 3, at the end of his live "Redbone" show, Donald Glover made an upsetting announcement before leaving the stage of The Governors Ball festival in New York:
"I'll see you for the last Gambino album."
"What?!" "Oooh!," "WHAT?!" The audience reaction speaks for itself, left speechless in front of the empty stage illuminated by the face from the Awaken, My Love! album, which apparently will be the second to last (amazing) album from Childish Gambino.
Publié par Rap Favorites sur dimanche 4 juin 2017
Glover leaves behind a rich discography made up of several mixtapes and three albums: Camp (2011), Because the Internet (2013) and Awaken, My Love! (2016), along with an upcoming last one for the road.
Is he leaving behind music to focus on film and television? At the moment, Donald Glover has his fingers in every pot, between the upcoming releases of Spider-Man: Homecoming and the animated series Deadpool (for which he is the showrunner).
He's also got a role in the new Star Wars spin-off about Han Solo (2018), and will be the voice of Simba in the new Lion King remake (2019). Not to mention shooting season 2 of his series, Atlanta.
In the middle of all that, Childish Gambino is expected to come back with one final album. And it's likely to break our hearts, considering how good his recent work has been.
Or maybe it's just the last time he'll record an album under the name Childish Gambino, so any future work will all be under the name Donald Glover? That would be cool, and somewhat likely, given the artistic direction the artist has taken, recently combining cinema and music.
As for Glover himself, who is now a father, he also proudly dedicated the track "Baby Boy" in his recent show "to everybody in this crowd and my young son Legend." Yep, so now you know, his son's name is Legend...