Childish Gambino is offering two free songs – “Algorhythm” and “All Night” – in exchange for purchasing tickets to his upcoming This Is America tour, which features Vince Staples. The tour kicks off today in Atlanta, and will continue through October 12th in Nashville.
“These songs are not complete,” he wrote about the tracks, according to a screenshot posted to Reddit, “But it is important for u to be familiar with them in order to participate, and therefore fully enjoy the experience.” Gambino, real named Donald Glover, also asked fans not to share his new music. “These songs are for people attending the show only,” he wrote. “Keep this without our community.”
As previously reported, the singer/actor dropped his animated music video for the song “Feels Like Summer” over the Labor Day weekend. It features plenty of cameos, including Future stealing Drake’s bicycle, Chance the Rapper babysitting Jaden Smith while Birdman mans a grill, and Nicki Minaj losing a game of blocks to Travis Scott.
Other celebrities featured in animated form in the video include Janelle Monáe, SZA, Oprah, Lil Uzi Vert, A$AP Rocky, Solange, The Weekend, Kanye Westand Michelle Obama.
A new Donald Glover-directed short for Adidas Originals tells the story of what happens after that video ends, and appears to reveal a new partnership between the artist and shoe brand.
Where the song’s visual follows Gambino’s character pacing down a neighborhood street and observing various animated celebrities before reaching home, the short, titled “Donald Glover,” shows the character after he walks inside. The avatar sits down, takes off his shoes, grabs an Adidas box, and puts on a new pair of sneakers. Then, the short ends.
Glover has said that his next full-length, whenever it drops, will be the final Childish Gambino album.
In other news, Glover plans to sue Glassnote Entertainment Group because they took too large a chunk of his royalties for his work as Childish Gambino.
Glover and Glassnote have been battling it out over the matter all summer. The label believes their agreement entitles them to half his Childish Gambino royalties, while he does not.
According to court docs obtained by The Blast, Glover intends to “assert counterclaims” that he is owed $700,000 in streaming royalties.