Childish Gambino has returned.
Last Sunday, the multi-hyphenate surprised fans with a collection of songs under the Donald Glover Presents banner, which appeared on a website by the same name. The mysterious collection was a mix of new material and previously heard records like "Warlords," "Feels Like Summer," and "Algorythm." It was a much-welcomed, spirit-lifting gift that distracted fans from the current global crisis; however, shortly after the collection was posted online, it disappeared without explanation.
Well, fans can now breathe a sigh of relief: the music is now available once again... and it's in album form.
The project hit streaming services early Sunday morning, offering 12 tracks with unlisted guest appearances by Ariana Grande and 21 Savage. It marks the artist's first studio album since 2016's Awaken, My Love! and his first under the Wolf+Rothstein/RCA Records banner. Donald Glover previously announced plans to retire his Childish Gambino alias at some point, but reassured fans he was not abandoning music.
The album, 03.15.20, comes in two forms: as track-by-track under Childish Gambino, and as a continuous play version under "Donald Glover Presents." Producers who contributed include DJ Dahi, Ludwig Göransson, and Chukwudi Hodge, among others.
"I hope this album lifts your spirits," DJ Dahi wrote on Instagram alongside an image of a message Glover shared on the Donald Glover Presents website when the album was released. You can read that below.
The track titles—outside of "Algorythm" and "Time"—line up with the time they start on the album. Track four is titled "12.38" because it begins 12 minutes and 38 seconds in, and so forth.
You can stream the project, which also includes Khadja Bonet, below via Spotify and Apple Music and in one-track form up top on YouTube. It's available on other streaming services here, and back streaming on a continuous loop at Donald Glover Presents for a limited time.
The album comes just days after Adidas announced it had ended its partnership with Glover.
"The Adidas Originals by Donald Glover partnership has come to an end. Together Adidas and Glover set out to look beyond the confines of a traditional collaboration inspired by limitless creativity," brand sources told Complex. "Adidas continues to be inspired by Glover’s visionary creativity and wishes him the best in his future endeavors."