Childish Gambino’s new album is a hell of an experience, the peak of his constantly shifting career up to this point and the sort of thing you immediately want to hear live. Well, fans who were more willing to trust Donald Glover got a little bit of that earlier this year at his Pharos event in Joshua Tree. The rapper performed the album’s lead-off single “Me and Your Mama” to an enthusiastic crowd who were absolutely there for it, in more ways than one.
Luckily for all of us, it looks like Gambino’s the forgiving type. We might not have trusted enough to trek out to the desert, but he’s letting us experience that moment anyway via his new virtual reality video for “Me and Your Mama.” In the clip, you can take in a 360-degree view of the performance, watching the stage, the crowd or the pseudo-sky as Gambino unveils the emotional track. Check it out up top and laugh at all those front-row diehards you’re theoretically in front of.
Gambino seems a bit taken with the idea of virtual reality on this new release. While we’re still not quite sure what it is, Awaken, My Love! is also coming in a special “virtual reality vinyl” edition. Honestly, he’s reached a point where he can do what he wants.