UPDATED, 8:37 p.m. ET: Childish Gambino has trademarked Pharos and filed the paperwork on May 31. Whatever Gambino is teasing, he's legitimizing it.
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Donald Glover, also known as the musical force Childish Gambino, has suddenly returned to the realm of social media and dropped a link that leads us to a mysterious new countdown that plays music when you click on it.
Everyone is speculating what the countdown might mean. Glover has two big projects coming down the pipeline, including a new album later this year and his hotly anticipated show Atlanta. Glover did trip out to Tame Impala in the show's official trailer, so it wouldn't be so crazy to have an equally tripped out app that somehow compliments the show.
As for the future album, few details are known. Earlier this month, a series of since-deleted tweets from vocalist, Aaron Michael Gutierrez, may have confirmed there is a new album from Glover on the way. The discovery of these tweets also arrived only shortly after Glover admitted he would love to collaborate with Migos in a Twitter Q&A that yes, has also since been deleted.
It should be noted that the Pharos are "also known as the lighthouse of Alexandria was a large lighthouse that served as a navigational aide for ships entering the city." There is also publication from Alpha Omega Alpha society that publishes a quarterly journal of scholarly essays named after the Pharos. Thank you, Google.
Glover even updated his Twitter avatar to something new that we're guessing will make a lot more sense once the countdown gets to zero. As of now, his official website and Childish Gambino website redirect to the same mysterious link so it's clear Glover is trying to direct our attention to this new project.
Fans are understandably freaking out while trying to figure out exactly what the countdown is for and when it will end. One fan estimates that the countdown will end around 6 p.m. ET Saturday. A representative for Glover declined to comment, but you can check out PHAROS Earth for yourself here.
I just need to know if this countdown is days, hours, minutes??? @donaldglover— Machead Enthusiast ♡ (@slaaay_AF) June 17, 2016
@donaldglover countdown ends in about 26 hours or around 5pm central tomorrow— MyKanth (@young_palerms) June 17, 2016
How mad would you be if at the end of the Gambino countdown the Jordan crying meme popped up?— HipHopSharks (@HipHopSharks) June 17, 2016
childish gambino has everyone like pic.twitter.com/KaOwk02ObM— Rey (@robles_raelene) June 17, 2016
@donaldglover 23 hours!!— x (@Im_Diego) June 17, 2016