Donald McKinley Glover
‘Feels Like Summer’ follows on from the aforementioned number one ‘This Is America’, and has been released as part of a new EP entitled Summer Pack, which also features the song ‘Summertime Magic’ which
I say this because reading a deeper meaning is something that people have definitely been doing with the accompanying video, directed by Glover with Ivan Dixon and Greg Sharp, and featuring animations of an array of leading black American figures, designed by illustrator Justin Richburg, all of whom are seen enigmatically partaking in a variety of different
So we get Azaelia Banks sat in a tree, Drake chasing a bike-riding Future, Nicki Minaj
What’s even more curious is that all this happens whilst Glover sings seemingly completely unrelated lyrics that would appear to be a comment on the state of the environment, akin to Marvin Gaye’s classic ‘Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)‘. “Every day gets hotter than the one before, running out of water, it’s about to go down, air that kill the bees that we depend upon…” he chimes, over a musical backdrop which oozes the feel of a hot, lazy summer day. The track itself is a triumph, and without the video is well worth your time.
However, it’s the inriguing and rather brilliant video that has everyone talking and puzzling over the various message that may or may not carry some sort of message for us to figure out. We’re not going to do that here, because frankly we haven’t the time or space. We’ll leave that for you, and if you think you’ve cracked it then please leave a comment below. We’re content to groove to the song itself, and just generally bask in the glow of Glover’s enormous and relentless talent.