Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’ video is great protest art

Just after his stint on SNL last weekend (‘The Other Cavaliers’), Donald Glover released a new music video for a song that will presumably be on his upcoming album. It’s protest art at its best; we see a shirtless Gambino dancing playfully with a group of school children as violence and chaos reigns in the background. Death gallops on a white horse besides a police car while the audience is totally distracted by Gambino and the children’s dance routine. Part PSA for gun violence and part exciting introduction to the new music he’s making.

See video below along with his SNL performance of another new song called ‘Saturday.’