Music Video: Childish Gambino – This Is America

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Childish Gambino has worked with director Hiro Murai to release a surreal, politically charged music video for new track "This Is America".

It was unveiled during Gambino's (Donald Glover) appearance on Saturday Night Live and features the musician dancing topless in a large, open warehouse. The video keeps us on our toes, switching rapidly between somewhat comedic scenes, where Glover dances in a lighthearted way while pulling funny facial expressions, and disturbing scenes with a hooded captive being shot with a handgun. The visuals echo the equally unpredictable lyrics, which vary from "I know you wanna party/ Party just for me/ Girl, you got me dancin" to "This is America/ Police be trippin’ now/ Yeah, this is America/ Guns in my area".

"This Is America" is Childish Gambino's first new release since his 2016 album Awaken, My Love!. Watch the video above.