Childish Gambino drops political video for new single ‘This is America’

The chilling visual marks his first new material since 2016

Childish Gambino has released a video for new track ‘This is America’.

The political video is directed by Hiro Murai and sees Glover cause chaotic scenes before dancing around them. Murai has previously worked with Glover on his Emmy-award winning show Atlanta.

It marks his first new material since 2016’s Grammy-nominated album ‘Awaken My Love!’. You can watch the video below.

Glover released the video during his appearance on SNL where he was both the host and musical guest. Simply tweeting the songs title, the rapper and singer surprised fans with the release.

Glover has said in the past that he plans to retire the Childish Gambino project. He is however, reportedly working on new music with Chance The Rapper.

Speaking at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art earlier this year, Chance spoke of the projects he’s been working on.

When asked about working with Glover, he said: “We perpetuated that rumour for a long time without recording anything. We did link up in Atlanta and record some tracks and… they’re amazing.”

Last month, Glover said that being a rapper is often “super awkward”.

Speaking on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Glover said, “Being a rapper is super awkward. You’re in the video and you’ve got champagne and butts close to your face. And then you have to go to Whole Foods.”

“And [people are] like ‘You’re that dude,’ and you’re like, ‘Please, I just want to buy this ice cream.’ But they are like, ‘Yo, you have to be you right now, so let’s take this picture’. You’re like, ‘Alright’. You have to be that wrestler face, but in the real world all the time.”