Donald Glover Explains Why He’s Done With Childish Gambino

Glover said that he doesn’t want to continue anything if it loses its punk edge. “I feel like there’s gotta be a reason to do things and I always had a reason to be punk,” he said. “Being punk just always felt really good to me and we always looked at Atlanta as a punk show and I feel like the direction I would go with Childish Gambino wouldn’t be punk anymore. As much as ‘Redbone’ is a punk song because it’s a gospel song that’s on the radio, I’m like, there’s only so far you can go before you just are the radio.”

“Redbone,” off of Gambino’s album Awaken, My Love!, peaked at No. 17 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The album itself debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s RB charts. There is no word yet on what Gambino’s next album will sound like, but considering how different all his music has sounded (and it being the final release), we’re sure to be in for a surprise.