Childish Gambino has shared a taste of an unreleased track called “Sticky.” The music can be heard in the trailer for Donald Glover’s new Amazon series, Swarm. “Original music from the new series “Swarm” by Ni’Jah with Kirby featuring Childish Gambino,” says the trailer’s description.
“Sticky-icky/ Somebody’s watching, so watch your back/ Don’t look back, look at the mess you’ve made,” Gambino sings on the track. Glover hasn’t released any new solo material since 2020’s 3.15.20 but has collaborated with several artists in the last three years. They include Thundercat, Steve Lacy, Latto, Lil Wayne, and more.
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In total, Amazon shared two new teasers for the highly-anticipated show. The cast features Dominique Fishback, Chloe Bailey, and Damson Idris. The story follows a young woman who’s obsessed with a fictional pop star. Speaking with Variety back in January, Glover cited Isabelle Huppert’s iconic performance in The Piano Teacher as an inspiration. “We just thought it’d be fun to make a post-truth Piano Teacher mixed with The King of Comedy,” he told the outlet. “Me and my brother Stephen were talking about finding someone like Isabelle Huppert, as far as risk-takers in performances. A lot of people did it out of the kindness of their hearts and they did a really great job. Dom, Damson, Chloe. I was really blown away at how hard they worked on the tone, ’cause it’s a strange one.”
Janine Nabers, who serves as showrunner and co-creator to Glover, recently admitted that the series will either make viewers “angry or really inspired.” “We know that the show is propulsive,” she warned at the South by Southwest Film & Television Festival. She continued: “We know that it’s going to evoke a lot of conversation. We know that people are going to have a lot of responses and may be angry or really inspired. So I just want you guys to know that if you have any feelings after watching this, and if you really want to tweet about it, then tweet at Donald.”
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