It’s been about a year and a half since we last heard anything from Childish Gambino via social media. Sure, Donald Glover is out there making his new TV show Atlanta (out in September) and in talks for a role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but his alter-rap-ego hasn’t been making much noise. Till now.
Earlier today Childish Gambino released his first tweet since December 2014, with a link that says “pharos.earth.” When clicked on, the link opens up an app for followers to download.
All this seems pretty cryptic. Those who have downloaded the app have seen a voyage through space with some sort of countdown at the bottom. One user on Reddit claims it’s a seconds countdown that’s set to run out within the next 24 hours.
Speculation that this might mean a new song, video, album or mixtape from Childish Gambino is in the forefront of everyone’s mind. Gambino’s last album, Because the Internet, was released in 2013. Since then he shared a mixtape/EP combo, STN MTN / Kauai, in October 2014. Otherwise, all has been quiet on the music front.
Whatever it is people are excited to find out what tomorrow might bring. If it brings anything at all…