Childish Gambino – Bonfire

October 31, 2011

Just in time for Halloween, Childish Gambino releases this genuinely creepy video for the first single “Bonfire” off his upcoming Camp album (current release date of November 15). With an immediately darker vibe than his last official video (“Freaks & Geeks” off EP that came out earlier this year), it’s evident that Donald is aiming for a much more mature vibe than his traditionally clever and girl-focused previous efforts (not that this new one is lacking the cleverness and girl-focus at all, since it’s definitely not). The dark video takes the album’s theme of summer camp to a seemingly inevitable conclusion, with a twist ending just perfect for this time of year. And the acting’s not too shabby either – but what else would you expect from Donald Glover? (Let’s be honest, if you’re not watching Community, then you’re wrong.)

Childish Gambino plays the Fillmore Silver Spring tomorrow night – tickets are unsurprisingly sold out, but you can always check Craigslist or Stubhub for other options.