Childish Gambino, otherwise known as Donald Glover, has a new album coming out this week. The album Because The Internet comes out today.
While Donad Glover is best known for his role as Troy on the series Community, he is also a writer and musician. He previously wrote for television show 30 Rock. This is his second studio album as Childish Gambino, he has also released six mixtapes and an EP. You might think that Glover spent a lot of time thinking up his musical alias but actually the moniker came from a name generator. The story is rather appropriate as the best thing about of Childish Gambino’s music in general is his seemingly nonchalant attitude.
As part of the release of the album, Glover wrote a screenplay that is meant to be read while listening to the album. You can find it at blametheinter.net.
Glover has a busy year ahead of him, he is working on his television show for FX. The show will be called Atlanta and it will be about growing up in Atlanta and revolve around the music scene there. Glover will be the writer, executive producer and star in the show. Along with agreeing to star in 5 episodes of Community this year, Glover is also planning to tour next year.
The album’s first single “3005″ came out in October. Have a listen and see what you think.
You can listen to more from Childish Gambino on Torch Music.