Donald Glover has released a new EP with his new horror series Swarm. The EP comprises of six tracks in collaboration with the show’s fictional star Ni’jah played by Nirine S. Brown.
With Glover being the executive producer of the show, the EP features more contributions from Fam Udeorji, Teo Halm, Jeff Kleinman, and more.
Swarm is co-created by Glover and fellow Atlanta writer Janine Nabors. The show follows Dominique Fishback starring as a Houston woman who is scarily obsessed with a popstar, Ni’jah. The singer’s avid fan base goes by the name of "The Swarm." The fandom ends up taking her down a dark path.
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Ni’jah’s vocals are executed by the Roc Nation-signed artist Kirby who released her debut album Sis in 2020.
Glover once claimed he was retiring the Gambino name, telling fans at the Governors Ball Music Festival in 2017: “I’ll see you for the last Gambino album.”
Since he’s featured on a number of collaborations with his last solo project released in 2020, ‘3.15.20.’ However, Gambino is credited as a featured artist and co-producer on the last track on the EP ‘Sticky’ alongside Kirby. Gambino is also credited as a producer on the first track ‘Something Like That.’
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“Sticky-icky / Somebody’s watching, so watch your back / Don’t look back, look at the mess you’ve made,” Gambino sings on the track.
While Glover has shifted his focus to the screen and has completed a successful four-season run of Atlanta, he is also set to feature in Amazon Prime Video’s adaptation of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, the popular 2005 film starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Glover is additionally set to play the role of a villain named ‘Hypno-Hustler’ in a yet untitled Spider-Man instalment.
Watch the trailer for the forthcoming series Swarm above.
You can listen to the EP here on Spotify below and Apple Music.
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