It’s been quite the past couple of months for Donald Glover. The former “Community” star premiered his FX comedy “Atlanta” back in September to near universal acclaim, and by the time the series was wrapping up its 10-episode first season, critics were calling it one of the best shows of the year. IndieWire’s own Hanh Nguyen gave the season a perfect A score, saying, “Donald Glover intended to show what it feels to be black, and that journey was both joyous and necessarily upsetting.”
“Atlanta” may be over until it returns for Season 2, but Glover is keeping his artistic side thriving with the release of his brand new album, “Awaken, My Love!” Fans have been waiting for Glover, who goes by the rap name Childish Gambino, to release a new album since 2013’s well-received “Because the Internet,” and it looks like today is the lucky day.
The album is made up 11 new tracks, including the previously released singles “Me and Your Mama” and “Redbone.” The release comes at what is a huge moment in Glover’s career. Not only is he enjoying the success of “Atlanta,” but he’s also about to hit it big with blockbusters thanks to roles in “Spider Man: Homecoming” and the Han Solo spinoff film, where he’ll play a young Lando Calrissian.
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