On March 15, Donald Glover released—then removed—what seemed to be a new Childish Gambino album on a website called donaldgloverpresents.com. Now, 3.15.20, a full-length LP featuring Ariana Grande and 21 Savage, is here. Find the record on streaming platforms below, via Wolf+Rothstein/RCA.
One familiar song, “Feels Like Summer,” features, but like most of the 12 tracks, its title is now a timestamp indicating where it falls on the album: “42.26.” Grande’s guest spot, confirmed in a press release, does not feature in Tidal’s song credits, but she appears to sing on “Time”; 21 Savage is credited on the track “12.38.” Other guests include Ludwig Göransson (“19.10,” “32.22,” 42.26,” “47.48”), Khadja Bonet (“12.38”), and Glover’s son Legend (“47.48”). “On fleek” creator Peaches Monroee is credited on “35.31.”
A continuous, single-track version of the album is on streaming services under the artist name Donald Glover Presents. It’s also back on donaldgloverpresents.com for a limited time, should fans wish to enjoy a “communal vibe” and listen together, as the press release notes. Eagle-eyed fans will notice that the track-by-track and continuous versions have different artwork, the former in plain off-white, the latter faintly marked with the “Donald Glover Presents” title. See those below.
Here is the track-by-track version’s cover art (yes, it has finished loading):
And the continuous version’s cover:
Glover’s last Childish Gambino album was 2016’s “Awaken, My Love!” In 2019, he returned with the Hiro Murai-directed movie Guava Island, co-starring Rihanna. He also starred as Simba in The Lion King reboot. In 2018, Glover dropped “This Is America” with a provocative video, also directed by Hiro Murai.
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This article was originally published on Sunday, March 22 at 4:04 a.m. Eastern. It was last updated the same day at 4:58 a.m. Eastern.