Childish Gambino made headlines when he released his latest untitled album, which was also taken off the internet the very same day. But this time he dropped the entire album titled “3.15.20” on the website DonlandGroverPresents.com.
The website initially featured a four-panel comic strip depicting a world in chaos. However, in the recent release of the album this four panel artwork seems to be left out, in place of which is a handwritten note in a text book. The note says “I met with an oracle on a friend’s recommendation
She cleansed me and told me three things:
Someone would die
I had a star on my head
Stay close to God
Then someone died. And my vision cleared. But I could not touch them. I felt on my own. Which had, before, always been enough.
I met w/ the oracle again in a different form. She asked me “How long do u think people wait?”
“As long as they need to?”
“They’re not going to wait forever.”
At the dining room table after lunch, my oldest asked “What are you looking for?” As I stared at the mountain made for someone else.
I told my brother the dream where I asked Prince to see my father and Prince said he was “fine.”
I told my brother the dream where all the people screamed and clawed at each other in the street. And I knew of secret entry into a safe haven, but could not remember where or why it was.
I told my love the dream where my father held our unborn son, hiding underground as I prepared for a fight I knew I would lose. And how I woke up sobbing. And how I felt deep shame and wanted to join where I imagined he was…”
The album boasts 12 tracks featuring collaborations with Ariana Grande, 21 Savage and Khadja Bonet. All the tracks on the album are identified with time stamps instead of titles, with the exception of previously released “Time” and “Algorythm”.
The album can be streamed online as well as on his website which boasts two moods of playing. The first format is a ‘continuous play’ under the name Donald Grover Presents and a second track by track format which is under his alias Childish Gambino. Donald said that this was for fans to enjoy a “communal vibe” and listen together, as the current situation of quarantine have left people craving for more social settings that ever.
This would be the fourth album under his alias which is also a disturbing to fans as he had previously announced the termination of the alias after his fourth album. Well at least he has promised to continue making music under his name Dolaand Groover. Kudos to Groover for dropping this dope surprise when we need it the most!