Childish Gambino "Donald Glover Presents: 3.15.20"
FORMAT | Double LP
The actor and musician’s long-delayed fourth album is a tour de force whose thirst for new sounds recalls 00s Kanye West. This record was worth the wait and is worth your time, a comprehensive deep-dive made for the dedicated concentration of self-isolation. There are meditations here on love and self-love, and hook-ups with girls while high on magic mushrooms. Like This Is America – the standalone track that was one of the cultural high-water marks of 2018 – or Atlanta – the groundbreaking TV series Glover created in 2016 – 3.15.20 is as layered as an onion. Keen to wow a mainstream audience, Glover and his collaborators continue the bravura fusion of soulfulness, funk and trap established by his two previous breakthrough albums, 2016’s soul-drenched Awaken, My Love! and its 2013 predecessor, Because the Internet.