Childish Gambino just came through with a big premiere on Beats 1, debuting his new song, "Me and Your Mama."
The best news is that the release confirms the earlier rumor that a new Gambino record is dropping in December. When the song played on Beats 1, the song was attributed to the album, Awaken, My Love!, which is the same album title pre-order that started popping up on Amazon sites and All Music recently. Zane removed any doubt by telling the Beats 1 listeners that Gambino does have a new album on the way and that the title is in fact, Awaken, My Love!
Zane played the new track a record six times in a row, more than Beats 1 has played any other track ever. "I just needed this right now Donald. Needed this record. It sounds like now. It sounds like this year. So deep," Lowe told listeners before adding that this song is "more than music. This is a whole other movement for this guy."
For his part, Gambino changed his Twitter picture to the same art being used for the single and sharing it with fans on both Twitter and Instagram. That insane and intricate headpiece featured in the cover art was designed by Brooklyn, N.Y. based WXYZ Jewelry.
As Genius points out, this is the same, then untitled, song that Gambino played for fans when he headlined the 2015 Bonnaroo Music Festival. According to a press release, Gambino also presented the new music at his PHAROS festival in Joshua Tree, Calif. this past September.
Listen to Gambino's incredible new track, "Me and Your Mama," in full above and look for Awaken, My Love! to drop Dec. 2 on Glassnote Records. You can pre-order the entire album and check out the project's tracklist right here.
Awaken, My Love! tracklist:
1. Me and Your Mama
2. Have Some Love
9. Baby Boy
10. The Night Me and Your Mama Met
11. Stand Tall
“…Awaken, My Love!” pic.twitter.com/pyDUuSPb5f— childish gambino (@donaldglover) November 10, 2016
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥— Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) November 10, 2016
GOING IN AGAIN— Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) November 10, 2016
6!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BROKE OUR RECORD— Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) November 10, 2016