Watch This Now: Childish Gambino – “Fire Fly”

“Now I’m Fire Fly like a burning kite, and you’s a fake fuck like a Fleshlight…”

I’m still reeling from amazement/excitement that Donald Glover – aka Childish Gambino – is finally coming to Australia. It’s going to be pretty special, I know that much. For now, though, Donald has ever so kindly released the third video from his Camp album from last year (and not long after he dropped his new Royalty mixtape) and kept my hysteria levels peaking juuuust long enough to last until January.

When I clicked over onto the vid, the top comment was “Definitely directed by Abed.” Though I initially just thought there was just a cute reference to Community thrown in there, I’m seriously starting to see what that user was talking about. Fire Fly is part sci-fi, part 80s fight scene and part Troy and Abed’s Dreamatorium. In other words, it’s pretty awesome. Although, unusually, Donald himself doesn’t star in the clip, we still follow the journey of a very good-looking black gent who appears to be working on a spaceship of some sort. Pretty cool, right? It gets cooler as the story progresses, becoming an exciting adventure of decidedly dark and dangerous proportions. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course. A clever idea that I hope will get revisited in another video sometime. Why not?

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