Magazine article U.S. Catholic

Awaken, My Love!

Magazine article U.S. Catholic

Awaken, My Love!

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AWAKEN, MY LOVE!

Childish Gambino (Glassnote Records, 2016)

To say Donald Glover's star is rising suggests a world where the earth is still believed to be flat. Glover--an accomplished writer, actor, rap artist, and producer--is a full-on supernova.

Glover began his career in 2006 as a writer for 30 Rock. In 2009 he pivoted to acting in the cult NBC sitcom Community before creating the rap alter-ego Childish Gambino in 2013, a moniker he pulled from Wu-Tang Clan's online name generator. This past year Glover's star evolved into a supernova with the wildly successful FX series, Atlanta (a show he writes, stars in, and produces), and his latest musical explosion, Awaken, My Love!

Awaken, My Love! dropped in December 2016 and adds to the vast constellation of work the talented Glover continues to put out. The album, a departure from the rap for which he's known, embraces the deep soul of the 1970s. …

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