Now that’s his acclaimed FX dramedy Atlanta done, Donald Glover has plenty of time on his hands – enough time, in fact, for him to resurrect his musical alter ego Kid Gambino. Speaking with Laverne Cox of E! on the red carpet at the Golden Globes last night, the multi-hyphenate said he was working in the recording studio and that Childish Gambino “is coming back.”
“I’m making music now, I love it,” Glover said. “I’m really working, I’m in the studio. I bring people, like secret people, who work on small things. But now I’m just doing it for fun. But soon something will happen, promise. Something will happen.”
Cox made sure to clarify that Glover’s new music will, in fact, be released as Childish Gambino, the moniker he said in 2017 that he would do. will retire. “So we put that rumor to rest, honey,” Cox said. Glover agreed: “Yeah, you don’t have to worry about that.”
During his 2017 Governors Ball performance, Glover told the audience that his follow-up to 2016’s Wake Up, My Love! was his last album as Childish Gambino; through that plan, his surprise-release 2020 LP 3.15.20 should be the nail in the coffin. Since then, however, he has been featured in songs by originated and Thundercatcovered Brittney Howard, and crashed a recent Billie Eilish concert to duet “Red bone.”
In addition, Glover has also been confirmed to reconcile with his ex community co-stars in a long-awaited upcoming movie based on the cult sitcom. Atlanta He earned another nod for Best Actor in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy this year, but lost to Jeremy Allen White (The Bear).