Par Arthur Cios

Technically, summer began on June 21, with the longest day of the year. For Childish Gambino, the hottest season began yesterday, on July 11. And if Childish says so, it must be true. Of course.

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Without warning, the multifaceted artist has decided to release two new tracks which bring a scent of salt water, hot sand, churros and sun cream with them. The two tracks, "Summertime Magic" and "Feels Like Summer", form part of an EP entitled Summer Pack.

The first is an ode to lazy, sunny days, with a pop feel reminiscent of Bruno Mars. The second, with its smooth R'n'B production, isn't a million miles away from a certain Frank Ocean. The political rap of his almost cult "This is America", released several months ago, is nowhere to be seen.

This unexpected EP is perfect for filling the gap until September, when the artist begins his US tour. Childish Gambino hasn't retired after all, as he had announced… All the better for us.