Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love!

"Awaken, My Love!"

Childish Gambino

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Released on December 2, 2016 by Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

Main artist: Childish Gambino

Genre: Soul/Funk/R&B > R&B

Distinctions: 4F de Télérama (January 2017)

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Album : 1 disk - 11 tracks Total length : 00:49:01

  1. 1 Me and Your Mama

    Zac Rae, ComposerLyricist - Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Riley Mackin, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ruben Rivera, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Childish Gambino, MainArtist - Donald Glover, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Ludwig Goransson, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2016 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  2. 2 Have Some Love

    Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Riley Mackin, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ruben Rivera, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Childish Gambino, MainArtist - Donald Glover, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Ludwig Goransson, Producer, Additional Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Hartz, ComposerLyricist - Sam Sugarman, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2016 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  3. 3 Boogieman

    Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Riley Mackin, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ruben Rivera, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Childish Gambino, MainArtist - Donald Glover, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Ludwig Goransson, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2016 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  4. 4 Zombies

    Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Riley Mackin, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ruben Rivera, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Childish Gambino, MainArtist - Donald Glover, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Ludwig Goransson, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Ray Suen, ComposerLyricist - Chris Hartz, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2016 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  5. 5 Riot

    Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - George Clinton Jr., ComposerLyricist - Riley Mackin, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ruben Rivera, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Childish Gambino, MainArtist - Donald Glover, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Ludwig Goransson, Producer, Additional Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hazel Grace Cook, ComposerLyricist - Haskins Clarence Eugene, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2016 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  6. 6 Redbone

    Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Riley Mackin, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ruben Rivera, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Childish Gambino, MainArtist - Donald Glover, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Ludwig Goransson, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2016 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  7. 7 California

    Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Riley Mackin, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ruben Rivera, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Childish Gambino, MainArtist - Donald Glover, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Ludwig Goransson, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2016 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  8. 8 Terrified

    Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Dawson, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Riley Mackin, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ruben Rivera, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Childish Gambino, MainArtist - Donald Glover, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Ludwig Goransson, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2016 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  9. 9 Baby Boy

    Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Riley Mackin, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ruben Rivera, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Childish Gambino, MainArtist - Donald Glover, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Ludwig Goransson, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2016 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  10. 10 The Night Me and Your Mama Met

    Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - GARY CLARK, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Riley Mackin, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ruben Rivera, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Childish Gambino, MainArtist - Donald Glover, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Ludwig Goransson, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2016 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  11. 11 Stand Tall

    Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Riley Mackin, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ruben Rivera, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Childish Gambino, MainArtist - Donald Glover, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Ludwig Goransson, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2016 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

About

Over the course of a backpack's worth of mixtapes and a couple of albums that won him commercial success, if not critical acclaim, Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) staked a claim as one of the brainiest, weirdest, and most inventive rappers around. His 2015 EP Kauai widened his approach a bit, with Glover doing more singing than rapping in a hazy modern R&B style, showing off a voice so smooth that it's almost unfair that one guy can have so much going for him. While working on his new TV series, Atlanta, Glover and his longtime sidekick Ludwig Göransson seem to have had some kind of musical awakening brought on by late-'60s dipped-in-psychedelia soul and early-'70s earthy funk. "Awaken, My Love!" has fuzz guitars, vintage synths of all kinds, burbling organs, grimy basslines, and masses of backing vocals adorning the songs; the influence of Sly Stone and George Clinton's various groups is strong, and Glover doesn't rap at all. He does use his voice like an acrobat, though, sometimes crooning sweetly, other times screaming like a demon. He doesn't have a classic soul singer's voice, but what he does have is personality and it comes through loud and clear, even through the murkiest moments of nasty funk. Glover and Göransson construct the album like a soundtrack to a nostalgic trip, hitting all the sweet spots of that magic moment when funk and soul got truly odd and inspiring. Tripped-out ballads like "Me and Your Mama" and "Terrified" bump up against massive jams like "Riot" and "Boogieman," and totally oddball moments like "California" match up well with heartfelt songs about fatherhood ("The Night Me and Your Mama Met," "Stand Tall"), which give the album its heart. Empowering pop-soul songs ("Have Some Love"), gloomy tales of the entertainment biz ("Zombies"), late-night detours into true love ("Redbone") -- everything Glover tries comes off just right and every note on every song is perfectly placed. Göransson and the tight crew of musicians must all be dedicated students of the era's sounds, and they play with controlled passion and fire. It's not an academic exercise by any means, though. The songs are all as memorable as Bootsy Collins' star-shaped sunglasses, and Glover's vocal gymnastics and impassioned delivery vault things past into more rarified air. It's true that the album owes a deep debt to the sounds that inspired it, but there are times when the music, voices, and words come together to make something that sounds owned by Childish Gambino alone. It's a departure, an update of the past, a statement of artistic intent from one of the true polymaths of the millennial era, but above all, "Awaken, My Love" is a stone-cold blast from beginning to end. ~ Tim Sendra

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