Awaken, My Love! is the third studio album from East Atlanta do-it-all Childish Gambino/Donald Glover, and it is too funky for its own good. When the first two singles, “Me and Your Mama” and “Redbone”, were released, the first thing I noticed was the complete lack of rapping from the rapper artist. Gambino’s preference for singing continues throughout Awaken, My Love!, channeling George Clinton and P-Funk’s bass driven grooves, wah-wah guitars, Moog boards and choir-like vocals (reminiscent of songs like “Endangered Species” and “Get Up for the Downstroke.”) Childish Gambino put together this album brilliantly; sonically, it is nothing like anything he’s released before. Awaken, My Love! will surprise you in all the right ways. Listen below.

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