Childish Gambino returns with “Summertime Magic” off his “Summer Pack” EP.
On “Summertime Magic,” the first of two from his Summer Pack EP, Glover waxes less lyrical but finds solid footing as a singer once again. The opening measure of steel drum tells us right away, these are songs of not only summer, but of sleepless nights. Gambino hints at a type of romance driven by impulse and pure testosterone.
Childish retains both a political and less striking pose, even “This is America” is a catch-all record. He’d even debuted another record titled “Saturday” during his SNL appearance in the month of May, so this frenzied release does comes a bit of a surprise, but not a total one. As for his Childish moniker, only he knows when that time change will occur.
You feel like summertime
You took this heart of mine
You be my valentine in the summer
In the summer
You are my only one
Just dance and having fun
Out in the shining sun of the summer
Of the summer