Donald Glover – aka Childish Gambino – has opened up on the music industry, stating that “no one has good intentions.”
Now, in a New Yorker interview, the star has spoken out about his experiences in music. Explaining his disenchantment with the entertainment industries, Glover says: “Before my first album came out, I wanted people to like me, and to realise that I had good intentions. Then I realised that no one has good intentions—we all just have incentives.” He goes on to recount a tale of his label’s boss ‘ruining’ an intimate album playback.
Later in the interview, he also states that his critically-acclaimed TV show Atlanta may have a limited shelf-life, too. “There are so few stories available to us,” Glover says. “That’s why I’m not going to be making music much longer, and Atlanta won’t interest me much longer. Best-case scenario, the show is just a show that makes people aware. It’s not going to do the transformative work we’ve been talking about.”
Speaking recently about his plans to retire from music, the star said: “I’m really appreciative of this [Grammy]. I’m making another project right now. But I like endings, I think they’re important to progress.
“I think if a lot of things had death clauses in them we wouldn’t have a lot of problems in the world, to be honest. I think endings are good because they force things to get better.”
Elsewhere, shooting is currently underway on the second season of Atlanta.