Not content with hosting SNL, creating one of the world’s most talked about TV shows ‘Atlanta’, and starring as Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming Star Wars story, Solo, Donald Glover is also red hot music maker, Childish Gambino.
He’s just released a new video for his track, This is America.
At the time of writing this article, less than 24 hours later, it’s already racked up a staggering 12.5 million views on his Youtube page.
And little wonder.
It’s a wildly confronting look at America’s obsession with guns. The racial inequality. The police brutality. The general sickness at the heart of a broken society. And if all that sounds terribly heavy, it’s also beautifully done, as Glover dances majestically in the foreground, distracting the viewer from the chaos that goes on behind our gaze, if only we bothered to look.