Childish Gambino‘s new video is here. You can watch the animated clip for ‘Feels Like Summer’ below, which features a shedload of cameos.
The video sees Donald Glover walking through a neighbourhood filled with his fellow musicians. Among the cartoon cameos are Nicki Minaj, who gets upset when Travis Scott ruins her block castle, Azealia Banks chilling in a tree, Drake having his bike stolen by Future, and A$AP Rocky, Solange and The Weeknd playing tug of war.
Perhaps most notably Kanye West makes an appearance, seen crying in a Make America Great Again hat before Michelle Obama offers a comforting hug, a reference to his controversial tweets in favour of Donald Trump.
The video was co-directed by Glover, along with Ivan Dixon and Greg Sharp. According to a tweet by Fam Rothstein, the music supervisor on Glover’s hit show Atlanta, it was illustrated by Justin Richburg.
Rothstein said of Richburg: “His mind is one of a kind and we worked hard on making this right.”
Travis Scott in Childish Gambino’s music video for “Feels Like Summer” pic.twitter.com/zQ35vNtXax
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Kanye and Michelle Obama from the new Childish Gambino video "Feels Like Summer". pic.twitter.com/RSkS3OrDOv
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It’s the first full video from the rapper, actor and comedian since the colossal success of ‘This Is America’ in May.
That video spawned dozens of parodies, including a highly-criticised ‘women’s edit’ by YouTuber Nicole Arbour, a sketch called ‘This is the TV‘ by Lenny Henry, and a Nigerian tribute that was banned by the country’s government.
An animator recently recreated the video using 1980s computers and technology, spending a month to make 470 frames of pixellated animation.
Childish Gambino is gearing up to release what is rumoured to be his last album under that moniker.