Watch Childish Gambino Perform Two New Songs “Saturday” & “This Is America” On ‘Saturday Night Live’
Childish Gambino debuted “Saturday” and “This Is America” during his double-duty gig with Saturday Night Live, which you should see pronto!
Last night’s epic showing on Saturday Night Live from Donald Glover and Childish Gambino proved that not only can the award-winning creative act, direct, rap, sing, and dance on a high level—but he can also surprise the funk out of his fans. In addition to performing in several sketches, Glover performed a new song called “Saturday” and “This Is America” (which you can see both below), while debuting a Hiro Murai-directed music video during the show.
For the former performance, Glover was surrounding in a house party-like setting with people sipping drinks, playing dominos, and dancing, while being introduced by actress Zoe Kravitz.
“Saturday” marked the first new music from Childish Gambino since his Grammy-nominated album “Awaken, My Love!” in 2016. For his next performance, Gambino was introduced by Black Panther and Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya for the impactfully real AF song “This Is America”.
A shirtless ‘Bino took to the stage and gave a trap-inspired performance that included Young Thug background vocals and 21 Savage adlibs. With the children who were featured in the official music video present and dancing in school uniforms, ‘Bino’s performance was a technical and visual marvel. “Don’t catch you slippin’ now. Look at how I’m livin’ now. Police be trippin’ now,” he raps, offering social commentary on the plight people of color have to face in this country.
As you can see, a number of elements in the Saturday Night Live performance echoed those in the official video, minus the two violent and disturbing scenes. With Saturday Night Live now in the rearview, Glover now turns his attention to his upcoming tour with Rae Sremmurd and Vince Staples, his PHAROS event in New Zealand, a new album, and the press run for his appearance as Young Lando in Solo: A Star Wars Story, which drops May 25.