Donald Glover Releases Collection of New Music (UPDATE)

Donald Glover has released a collection of new music.

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UPDATED 3/19/20 11:45 p.m. ET:The Donald Glover Presents website now includes a countdown, which is set to hit zero at 3 a.m. ET on Sunday, March 22. 

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Donald Glover has released new music—presumably his fourth studio album, but at the very least a collection of material for fans to bump—on a website title Donald Glover Presents. Though an official tracklist is not confirmed at this time, the looped stream appears to include 12 songs with features from 21 Savage, SZA, and Ariana Grande. One of the tracks included is his previously released "Feels Like Summer."

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Donald Glover has yet to share anything about the new music, though his manager Fam Udeorji and longtime collaborator Ludwig Goransson did retweet a fan's tweet with the link.

The website included an illustration depicting, well, chaos—broken down into four panels, with the panels possibly being cover art options. Users could also type a message below the illustration, which may be Glover's way of taking in fan-submitted titles.

The title of the website, Donald Glover Presents, is also what Glover's creative partnership with Adidas is titled, though it's unclear to what extent (if at all) this has to do with that partnership. 

The new music comes following reports that production for the third season of Atlanta has been put on hold due to coronavirus outbreak concerns.

Prior to this, Glover's most recent music release (under his music alias Childish Gambino) was "Mood 4 Eva," a collaboration with Beyoncé and JAY-Z that appeared on the soundtrack The Lion King: The Gift. He also starred in the 2019 musical film as the voice for Simba. That same month, Glover appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and while he didn't share a definitive stance on where he was at in terms of his music career, he did tell the host, "I love music. I really love making music."

His last album, Awaken, My Love!, was released in 2016, and garnered five total Grammy nominations, with "Redbone" winning Best Traditional R&B Performance. In 2018, Glover dropped three songs: "This Is America," "Summertime Magic," and the aforementioned "Feels Like Summer." The latter record scored a nomination at the 2019 Grammys for Best R&B Song, while "This Is America" won for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Performance, and Best Music Video. Also in 2018, Glover shared previously unreleased tracks "all night" and "algorhythm," though they were only available to download at the time for fans who bought a ticket to his This Is America Tour.

Glover has stated multiple times in the past that his Childish Gambino alias will be retired. Following his win at the 2018 Grammy Awards, he told press that he stands by his decision to do it. "I like endings, I think they’re important to progress."

His tour later in the year included the message, "If you're at this show, then you know this is the last Gambino tour ever."

After initially being released, the stream of new music is no longer available on the website. Complex has reached out to Glover's label reps, manager, and an Adidas rep for comment.

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