There was a time when it was believed we were at the end of Childish Gambino. Following the 2016 release of Donald Glover’s acclaimed Awaken, My Love!, the multihyphenate entertainer suggested he was retiring his musical persona. However, it looks like he’s had a change of heart because he switched things up on the Golden Globes red carpet.
“No, that was out in the ethos,” Glover told Laverne Cox as she interviewed him for E! “You don’t have to worry about that. [Childish Gambino] be back. He’s here right now.”
“I’m making music right now,” he continued. “I love it. I’m actually working [on it]. I’m in the studio. I’ve been, like, bringing people in—like secret people. Like, working on little things. But I’ve just been, like, making it for fun for right now. But soon, something will happen I promise. Something will happen.”
In 2017, Glover suggested that he was ready to rid himself of his Childish Gambino music fame.
“There’s nothing worst than like a third sequel, like a third movie and we’re like, ‘Again?’” he shared at the time. “You know, I like it when something’s good and when it comes back there’s a reason to come back, there’s a reason to do that.”
A year later, at the Grammys, he doubled down on possible retirement. Yet, in subsequent years, including 2022’s interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Glover revealed he had returned to making music. The singer looked like he was looking forward to sharing his new efforts. Still, he hasn’t given insight into any release dates.
Check out his Kimmel interview below.