Donald Glover has had a busy year- reprising the character Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, and a slew of new music, Childish Gambino has big plans for his career! He starts a set of tour dates beginning in September and ending in mid-October with Rae Sremmurd and Vince Staples- however today (Monday, May 7, 2018) Childish Gambino released a new song and music video titled This Is America. A seemingly happy song, to begin with, the message becomes unnegotiable- gun violence in America.
Directed by Hiro Murai and produced by Doomsday with Ibra Ake and Fam Rothstein. The video opens with a solo guitar sitting on a chair in an empty warehouse–– a chorus sings a happy tune as a man picks the acoustic up. He sits down and the camera pans to Childish Gambino shirtless, back turned. He turns and walks back toward where it started, the camera pans back to where it started- only the man is now sitting with his head tied in a hood, no guitar. Taking a stance like the Joker from out of a Saturday morning Batman showing, Gambino pulls out a gun and shoots the man in the back of the hand and says, “This Is America.”
Check out the thought-proking video below!