Looks like Earn is getting himself in trouble again. The allure “Summertime Magic” rests on the accurate timing a summer fling. No more no less visible than in the eyes “Chico” when he gets the sweet lowdown from Tony Montana. Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino keeps teasing the retirement his moniker, because he’d rather reinvent himself than put us through the tedium a sequel or third act. And yet, the Childish Gambino moniker persists months after he promised to pull it from the shelves.
On “Summertime Magic,” the first two from his Summer Pack EP, Glover waxes less lyrical but finds solid footing as a singer once again. The opening measure steel drum tells us right away, these are songs not only summer, but sleepless nights. Gambino hints at a type romance driven by impulse and pure testosterone.
Childish retains both a political and less striking pose, even “This is America” is a catch-all record. He’d even debuted another record titled “Saturday” during his SNL appearance in the month May, so this frenzied release does comes a bit a surprise, but not a total one. As for his Childish moniker, only he knows when that time change will occur.
You feel like summertime
You took this heart mine
You be my valentine in the summer
In the summer
You are my only one
Just dance and having fun
Out in the shining sun the summer
Of the summer