Childish Gambino Takes Political Stance With “This Is America” Video
by Christian Emiliano
Earlier this week, Childish Gambino signed a major deal for his upcoming final and fourth studio album. As fans wait for details to his Awaken, My Love! follow-up, the resident of Atlanta returns with his senior effort’s first single and music visual. Here, Gambino drops the his new “This is America”video, which takes on some sensitive topics ignored by the mainstream media and government. The song was debuted during a performance tonight, May 5, on Saturday Night Live.
The visual switches between scenes of Gambino dancing and enjoy life and him shooting and killing various musicians. The video was directed by Gambino’s longtime collaborator, Hiro Murai.
21 Savage, Young Thug, Jxmmi, BlocBoy JB, and Quavo Stuntin have all been credited as ad-libs/background vocals for the track. Be sure to check out the visual below.
Take a look at the clip above and stay tuned for details on his upcoming untitled album.