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Donald Glover Created “Awaken, Me Love!” After Someone Said “He Can’t Make A Hit”

Written by on March 3, 2022

It stays one among his most celebrated projects that earned him a number of Grammy Award nominations and one win, and Donald Glover is now admitting that Awaken, My Love! was birthed out of pettiness. The Childish Gambino hitmaker is an elusive determine within the trade however sat down for an interview with The Store, and in the course of the compelling dialog, Glover spoke about his third studio album and the way it got here to be.

“Did you ever tap into something that you just really feel is kinda unhealthy to, like…it’s in you to win,” Glover stated with a smile.

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“As a result of I battle with that. I’m naturally, like, petty. Like, extremely petty. Awaken, My Love! was actually as a result of someone was like, ‘Oh, he can’t make successful.’ And I used to be like, ‘Oh, not solely will I make successful, I received’t make a video for it.’” It wasn’t specified if this was an individual who tried to thwart Glover’s abilities or an total response from music followers, however both method, it propelled him to create an unbelievable piece of labor which included his fan favourite, “Redbone.”

“It makes you stronger, however I additionally realize it’s darkish,” he added. “It’s not one thing that you need to be…it’s not one thing that it needs to be [what motivates you], ’trigger it’s unhealthy.” Revisit Awaken, My Love! and take a look at the clip from The Store beneath.

Supply: HotNewHipHop

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