Watch Now: Childish Gambino 'This is America'

A frank commentary on contemporary America, directed by Hiro Murai

Masterfully combining the counterpoints of beauty and brutality which have come to define contemporary America, Childish Gambino makes a blistering return to music with his new track and impactful film 'This is America'.

Directed by Hiro Murai, the stunning cinematography is aplomb with weighted references and discourse-inspiring symbolism which has sparked an international conversation on what it means to be an American in 2018.

Featuring choreography from famed African dancer and activist, Sherrie Silver, the audio-visual experience comes together to tackle the normalisation of gun violence in the US in a forward thinking format.

With a slew of impressive cameos littered throughout the masterpiece of socio-political commentary, Childish Gambino is joined by SZA, Offset, 21 Savage and Young Thug among others in a video which takes aim at the fleeting attention span of the American news cycle which places little emphasis on the loss of American lives (particularly those of people of colour) in a bid to cover the most recent and most salacious new stories each day.

Bringing his voice to the gun control debate which has been dividing Americans for decades, Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) has further solidified himself as a multi-hyphenate creative artist, unafraid to tackle real world issues and use his platform for a greater good.

Check out the 'This is America' video above.

writerEuan Smart