As Annie puts it, the track is "oozing with soul" as Gambino trades in his usual rapping for an impressive falsetto on the incredible slow-grooving track.
The song arrives exactly a week after the debut of Gambino's "Me and Your Mama" went down on Beats 1 where Zane Lowe played the new arrival a record six times in a row. "I just needed this right now Donald. Needed this record. It sounds like now. It sounds like this year. So deep," Lowe said. The Beats 1 DJ also confirmed the rumors that the rapper's new album, Awaken, My Love!, will officially drop next month.
Listen to Gambino's "Redbone" below. You can also pre-order the album and check out the project's tracklist right here before the album drops via Glassnote Dec. 2.
Childish Gambino's "Redbone," you alllllllllllllllllllll!— Alex Naser-Hall (@anaserhall) November 17, 2016
@donaldglover This new music is incredible. I'm blown away. I am so excited for the new album. 😍— Awaken, My Love! (@MAD_Bambino) November 17, 2016
Heard redbone and I'll admit I like me and your mama better but still a great song. Excited for this album!@donaldglover #ChildishGambino— Zach Leary (@Leary37) November 17, 2016