— Childish Gambino (@DonaldGlover) November 7, 2013
Childish Gambino sent “Melrose” into the world last night without much description. Not that music should come with a pamphlet containing directions or anything. “Melrose” is just a break from the rapping CG’s been doing leading up to because the internet. Here, what we get is snappy yet smooth production, a repeated line (“someone gave you all my love”)…and that’s all really.
And not to mention he sent it in the direction of “Bed Peace” collaborator Jhene Aiko. When I told Julie that part, she replied “How very Drake of him.” I chuckled.
Dah well, just add “Melrose” to the scrolls filled with cryptic messages Gambino’s been sharing recently.