childish gambino just dropped two new tracks

Exactly what we needed.

by Frankie Dunn
11 July 2018, 2:15pm

Good news for those let down by Drake's Scorpion and in need of a mellow summer jam or two. Donald Glover has just dropped a feel-good double whammy of Childish Gambino tracks in one heatwave-ready Summer Pack. Track one, Summertime Magic is a steel drum love song topped with DG’s lovelorn vocals, crooning “You took this heart of mine / You’ll be my Valentine in the summer.” (Me please!) Track two, Feels Like Summer, feels reminiscent of 2014's Sober, off his Kauai mixtape, slowing right things down before ending with a ever-welcome dose of falsetto. Ideal.

The two songs are the first we’ve heard from Donald since he dropped the iconic This Is America and its acclaimed Hiro Murai-directed video back in May. The tracks arrive just in time to get Londoners fully geared up for his headline set at Lovebox this Saturday.

Though a welcome surprise, fans have been left wondering what happened to Saturday, the song he performed live when hosting SNL back in May. Let's hope this means a follow-up to his critically-acclaimed 2016 album, Awaken! My Love any day now.

This article originally appeared on i-D UK.

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