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As of late, Donald Glover and his numerous projects have kept your pop culture world captivated. One big question mark in his future has been what's next for his musical alias Childish Gambino. He's been talking about retiring his alias since the summer of 2017, and mentioned recently that he has another project on the way. With his new RCA deal meaning that now would be the perfect time to move onto some new musical projects, Glover mentioned in a fascinating new Esquire profile that we may not have heard the last of Gambino.
In speaking about if his next musical moves would involve Gambino, Glover is quoted as saying, "I feel like that’s not the ending—for me, anyway. I know it’s sometimes a hard pill to swallow, but I don’t care that much about what happens to me. The vibrations that I make, that’s for the people." Is that a definitive answer? No, but Glover does mention that "everybody always wants to change something and go to the next thing. I would love to be something that just gives and gives and doesn’t take."
Glover later mentions that he's a fan of artists like Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye, calling their releases "everyday music."
"All you really want to do is make something that stands the test of time. That’s all that matters," he explains. The question is, does Glover think he can do that with a new Childish release, or will this be with something else entirely?
You can't speak on Glover and not bring up Atlanta Robbin' Season, which FX is premiering on March 1. It sounds like Glover feels he has another banger on deck. "I know season two of Atlanta is something because it makes me nervous," he says. That's not the IRL nervousness of street situations causing a shutdown of production on the season during one night in Bankhead, but it might not be far off. Glover doesn't go too deep into what fans can expect, but he does mirror his previous description of the season: "It feels like it grew into something else. It’s a little more short-story-oriented."
The entire profile is dope, with Glover reminiscing on writing a letter to himself as a child where he said he was "gonna try and... save the world." Glover also speaks on parenthood, his squad (Royalty), and his love of Star Wars and Lando Calrissian as a kid. Check out the full piece over on Esquire.