Two outlets seem to have confirmed the release date after the initial Reddit find
Childish Gambino is reportedly set to release his new album in December.
The rapper, AKA Atlanta creator and star Donald Glover, last released a studio album in 2013 with ‘because the internet’. His last recorded music project came with the dual release of ‘Kauai’ and ‘STN MTN’, which were classed as an EP and mixtape respectively upon their concurrent release in October 2014.
As HotNewHipHop reports, Reddit user _LucidDreams first stumbled on the release date and title of the new album – ‘Awaken, My Love!’ – at their local F.Y.E. store in the US, where it was posted on a sign within the shop (see the image below). Since the picture was taken, both All Music and a now-deleted post on Amazon International have listed ‘Awaken My Love’ as a forthcoming release, with the release date set for December 2.
No official word on the new album has come from the Gambino camp, however.
The last word on new Childish Gambino music came back in September, when the rapper played three stand-alone shows in the Californian desert and reportedly performed cuts from his forthcoming new album. Phones and reporters were banned from the shows, however.
New music would top off a very successful year for Glover, after Atlanta was critically acclaimed following its debut season on FX in the US. The 33-year-old has also been cast as the young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming standalone Han Solo Star Wars movie.