Childish Gambino has a helluva schedule ahead of him. He’s spent almost all of 2017 in the United Kingdom filming movies the Han Solo Star Wars movie and recording new music. And he’s doing all of this while writing the new season of Atlanta, which should air sometime in 2018.
Given all that he was up to, Glover stopped by Clara Amfo’s radio show on BBC Radio 1 to talk about everything that’s been going on since he’s been across the pond.
The pair discussed getting used to the culture and community of London and how it’s different from Los Angeles. He also said London has been “very inspirational” for him in making new music. “I’ve been working on that here. You guys have been very instrumental in my music.”
As for his past, music, though, Glover and Amfo talked about “Redbone” — the sensual experiment and biggest hit from his Awaken, My Love! album. “I didn’t expect it to be this zeitgeist song,” he said, noting that John Mayer compared to a sniper: “It just kind of snuck in there.”
Amfo also asked Glover about the second season of Atlanta, which he said he didn’t want to rush. “I feel like if you rush it, you’ll start to get something you don’t want and then you start to question why you even liked it,” he said. “I’m not gonna make anything until it’s ready. But to be completely honest, it’s almost ready. I’m pretty happy with a lot of the things, and I think it’s better than the first season.”
Listen to the interview on BBC’s website. It starts at the 1:08:30 mark of the three-hour show. You can also listen to a clip of the interview below.