‘This is America’ Song Review

By Lauren Rayman

    Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, released a new song on May 5, 2018, the same day he hosted Saturday Night Live.

    Gambino’s new song, “This is America,” was released with a music video. In just over a week, the video has already scored 109 million views on YouTube.

    Many people have posted the music video itself and clips from it on Twitter. “Childish Gambino,” “This is America” and “Donald Glover” have all trended on Twitter in the time since the song has been out.

    Although many people have been raving about the song and hyping it up, many other people have been hating on it.

    Memes, parodies, remixes, medlies, covers and mashups of “This is America” have also surfaced the internet in the short time the song has been out.

    Many artists have been releasing new songs and albums recently, and some have not been that great. Unlike some of these songs, Gambino’s “This is America” is actually good.

    The song has many different aspects to it. The beginning vocals of the song seamlessly transition into a different beat, and continue to do so throughout the song.

    This gives the song depth and keeps listeners interested. The lyrics of the song are also very well written and thought out.

    Young Thug, Slim Jxmmi, BlocBoy JB, 21 Savage and Quavo are all featured in the background vocals of the song.

    Since Gambino has not released new music since 2016, his new song grabbed many music lovers’ attention. Gambino did not disappoint with his release of “This is America.”

    Overall out of five I would easily give this song five stars. I would highly recommend this song to anyone who likes Childish Gambino and similar artists’ music.


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