Early Sunday morning (March 15), Childish Gambino surprised his fans with a new collection of songs. At first glance, the music seemed to be a new album with a mix of unreleased and previewed music. The cuts were delivered in a continuous loop on a website called DonaldGloverPresents.com. However, just a day later, the mysterious album has now been removed from the website.
So far, Childish — real name Donald Glover — hasn’t made any announcements about the project’s release or disappearance. The website that once hosted the songs now just reads “Donald Glover” amidst a white background.
A link to the site was first tweeted on Sunday (March 15) and retweeted by Gambino’s manager Fam Rothstein, who has since deleted their Twitter altogether. Some of the music included Gambino’s 2018 track “Feels Like Summer,” a 2019 song called “Warlords,” a collaboration with SZA called “Vibrate,” a single called “Algorythm” and an Ariana Grande-assisted cut called “Time.” Totaling at 12 songs, the collection also reportedly featured 21 Savage and Gambino’s son.
The collection also appeared with a mural — possibly the album’s cover art. This image has also been deleted.
Gambino hasn’t released a full-length album since 2016’s “Awaken, My Love!” In 2018, he supplemented fans with a series of hits, including “Summertime Magic,” “Feels Like Summer” and “This Is America.” Also that year, Gambino brought his five-track 2011 EP to streaming services.
Last year, Gambino contributed to The Lion King: The Gift album and also starred as the voice actor for Simba. At the 2020 Grammy Awards, The Lion King: The Gift was nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album. The album won Outstanding Soundtrack / Compilation Album at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards, with “Spirit” earning the award for Outstanding Song — Traditional and “Brown Skin Girl” awarded for Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration.