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Could an artist loose the vibes of his musical distinction after a significant number of published albums or records? Are those just other words for losing inspiration? As a part of the audience, we may not have the answer. All that we may know is that we might just not be ready for Childish Gambino to leave us hanging for good.
Donald Glover, who is better known in the music industry as Childish Gambino, announced recently at the Governor’s Ball that his next album might be his last. Stating that his continuation in the music industry would no longer be ‘necessary’, he felt he wouldn’t want to compromise his ‘punk’ approach to creating music after the successful rise of Awaken My Love, which is what continuing his persona as Childish Gambino might just do. According to Glover, “There’s nothing worst than like a third sequel, like a third movie and we’re like, ‘again?’”
Perhaps Glover is acting smart and efficient by leaving the stage for good at the peak of Childish Gambino’s fame. He said, “There’s only so far you can go before you just are the radio.” Redbone may have gotten many hooked to Gambino’s chill, laid-back yet electrifyingly addicting takes on being “punk”. But perhaps, this way of quitting his musical persona may just allow Glover to keep with him the remains of Gambino’s golden days as what will forever be known of Childish Gambino in his audience’s memories. After all, we will never look back and point at him as “that one-time wonder that people just wasn’t interested in listening to anymore.”