It's no secret that Donald Glover has been having a great year in all aspects of his life. From the renewal of his critically acclaimed television show "Atlanta" to snagging the role of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars Anthology "Han Solo" film. He even became a dad this year. The 33-year-old Jack of all trades is cleaning up and what's a better way to end his stellar year than to release a new Childish Gambino album?

Donald 'Childish Gambino' Glover's Victory Lap

"Awaken, My Love!" is Gambino's fourth studio endeavor and it proves to be his most ambitious yet.

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The deliciously dark melodic adventure is something in between Andre 3000's "The Love Below" and Gnarls Barkley's "Saint Elsewhere" with a splash of The Delfonics for aroma. From the first track, we are dropped down an intergalactic moon well of twinkling serenades only to be birthed into a funktified landscape known as "Me and your Mama" The song sounds like Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water" and 3000's "She Lives In My Lap" got together on a late Saturday night of drinking and made a baby.

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The album does not let up from its groovy pace as it continues to bombard your ears with masterful funk infused treats like "Terrified", "Zombies", and "Redbone". The grammy nominee has truly hit his complexly mature and artistic stride with the conception of this album. He continues to demonstrate his evolution as an artist with his carefully structured brand of sound making in "Awaken, My Love!"

Gambino's Complex Formula

Not everything on the album is crafted to perfection, though.

Songs like "California" and "Have Some Love" stand out for the wrong reasons as they feel like try hard funk covers using far too many overused "Funky" tropes that we have heard far too many times. These letdowns don't diminish the fact that this album is perhaps his best body of work yet.

Donald Glover has always been in the pocket because of the care he puts into everything he does. He doesn't just put together a handful of tracks with a few radio singles and send them to market.

Just like his previous albums he continues to tell a story entrenched in the roots of the world that surround him in his current life. He expresses his talent and love for the art form and never attempts to veer into the lane of the mainstream formula of assembly line music.

Back in 2013, I thought that Gambino peaked with his release of "Because The Internet" with his thematic rhymes and subject manner that cried out for individual acceptance in a long since saturated rap world but this new release proves that Bino has a lot more miles left in the tank, DonaldGlover

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