If you are here, then you are probably heartbroken that Donald Glover is retiring in the music industry and hanging up his hat as Childish Gambino. I don’t know about you, but I don’t believe the fourth and final Gambino album will truly be his last efforts in the music industry.
Glover recently signed a recording and label deal with RCA Records, and snagged his very first Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Redbone”. Many of Gambino’s fans, as well as the media, questioned how serious the artist was about leaving the music industry, especially following his win. To which the artist replied; “I stand by that,” Donald told the press while showing off his new Grammy award. “I’m really appreciative of this. I’m making another project right now, but I like endings, I think they’re important to progress.” To see the post-Grammy interview for yourself, click here: https://youtu.be/agGa4wRid2A
The Artist goes on to further explain the decision to retire the moniker; “I like it when something’s good,” said Glover. “And when it comes back there’s a reason to come back. There’s a reason to do that. I feel like there’s gotta be a reason to do things, and I always had a reason to be punk. 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.”
With the promise of a new project in the works, along with some of the hints he lays between the lines of his statements, One has to believe that he will, in fact, return to the music industry someday. Until then there are plenty of upcoming projects in the works for fans to look forward to. The popular FX series “Atlanta” will return in March and the actor will portray Lando Calrissian in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” If that’s not enough, Disney’s “Lion King” will relaunch with a live action animation, to which Glover will play the main role of Simba.