Sad news broke a few months back that Donald Glover was set to retire his Childish Gambino moniker after his next album. Of course, fans were pretty devastated by that news, and have been dreading the conclusion of Glover’s time using this name, which has given us amazing records such as Because The Internet and “Awaken, My Love!”. Now, Glover has stated that he’s back writing music once more, after having lived in London for some time.
As Pitchfork reports, during Donald Glover’s recent chat with Clara Amfo on BBC Radio 1, he revealed he’s been writing new music, while claiming that the Childish Gambino experience isn’t over just yet.
“At this point in time, I’m not exactly sure how I’m addressing you,” Amfo began her interview, stating how she was aware of Glover’s intention to retire the Childish Gambino name. “Not yet though,” he said. “You still have a lot more time of calling me that if you want.”
Soon enough though, the conversation moved over to his current activities, and how he’s been living in London whilst filming the new Star Wars movie, but still finding time to work on new music. “I’ve been working on that here,” he stated. “You guys have been very instrumental in my music. London has been very inspirational.”
In addition to his filming of the new Star Wars movie, Glover has also scored the iconic role of Simba in the new remake of The Lion King, so it’s surprising he even has time to make music with all that going on.
While Glover has definitely said he’s planning to retire his Childish Gambino moniker soon, we can take solace in the fact that this doesn’t mean he’s giving up music altogether. With the trajectory his career has been taking in recent years, it would be a shame to see such a talented musician walk away from it all, but only time will tell what’s on the horizon for Donald Glover.