Feels Like Summer (Childish Gambino song)

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"Feels Like Summer"
Childish Gambino - Feels Like Summer.jpg
Promotional single by Childish Gambino
from the EP Summer Pack
ReleasedJuly 11, 2018 (2018-07-11)
Format
GenreR&B[1]
Length4:57
Label
  • Wolf+Rothstein
  • Liberator Music
  • RCA
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)Donald Glover
Producer(s)
  • Donald Glover
  • Ludwig Göransson
Music video
"Feels Like Summer" on YouTube

"Feels Like Summer" is a song by American recording artist Childish Gambino. The song was released by Wolf+Rothstein, Liberator Music and RCA Records on July 11, 2018, as the first promotional single from Gambino's upcoming fourth studio album.[2] It was written and produced by Gambino and his longtime collaborator Ludwig Göransson. The song was made available for digital download and streaming along with "Summertime Magic" as a part of the extended play Summer Pack.[3] It is part of the FIFA 19 soundtrack.[4]

Music video[edit]

A music video for "Feels Like Summer" was released on September 1, 2018. It was directed by Glover, Ivan Dixon and Greg Sharp.[5] In the animated video, Gambino walks calmly through a neighborhood watching all of his neighbors playing during the summer as well as stopping to have dream sequences. The neighbors are all famous rappers or modern black figures that consist of (in order and group):[6][7][8]

Animator Andrew Onorato revealed on Instagram that an animated rendition of comedian Eric Andre was supposed to appear. "Initially [Eric Andre] was meant to be walking alongside [Childish Gambino] the entire video but we must have had the layer turned off when we rendered it out." He managed to pull a still up revealing that Andre would have worn a strange yellow-green bodysuit while a bird was perched on his shoulder.[9]

A follow-up video shows the animated Gambino walking into his house (which seems to partially resemble, or at least invoke, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood) and taking off his shoes to a new pair of Adidas. This was used to announce Glover's role as an ambassador and "brand co-creator" for the corporation.

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[10]

  • Donald Glover – production, mix engineering
  • Ludwig Göransson – production
  • Riley Mackin – mix engineering, master engineering, record engineering
  • Justin Richburg - character design, animation
  • Felix Colgrave - production, animation[11]
  • Jessica Maffia - single art

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[12] 79
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[13] 13
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[14] 47
Ireland (IRMA)[15] 51
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[16] 9
Portugal (AFP)[17] 76
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[18] 71
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[19] 64
US Billboard Hot 100[20] 54
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[21] 25

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various July 11, 2018
  • Wolf+Rothstein
  • Liberator Music
  • RCA
[22][23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ovenden, Olivia (July 11, 2018). "Childish Gambino Has Dropped 'Summer Pack' To Soundtrack The Heatwave". Esquire. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Merrill, Philip (July 11, 2018). "Childish Gambino Releases Two-Tune 'Summer Pack' EP". Grammys. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ Aswad, Jem (July 11, 2018). "Childish Gambino Drops Two New Summer-Themed Songs (Listen)". Variety. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "FIFA 19 SOUNDTRACK, FEATURING CHILDISH GAMBINO, GORILLAZ, LOGIC, AND MORE". EA. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  5. ^ Lewis, Philip (September 2, 2018). "Childish Gambino Drops New 'Feels Like Summer' Animated Video". Complex. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  6. ^ O'Connor, Roisin (September 2, 2018). "Childish Gambino's Feels Like Summer video: All the cameos, from Drake to Kanye West and Michelle Obama". Independent. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  7. ^ Beach, Alex (September 3, 2018). "all the cameos in childish gambino's new rapper-filled 'feels like summer' music video". MTV. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  8. ^ Dessem, Matthew; Wickman, Forrest (September 4, 2018). "All 62 Cameos in Childish Gambino's New 'Feels Like Summer' Video, Identified". Slate. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  9. ^ Onorato, Andrew (September 5, 2018). "andrewonoratoBIRD UP 🐥 not sure how @ericfuckingandre wasn't included in Gambino's latest music video??????". Instagram. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "Summer Pack / Childish Gambino TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  11. ^ "Felix Colgrave". https://twitter.com/felixcolgrave/status/1036421373747318784?lang=en. Retrieved 2018-09-17. External link in |website= (help)
  12. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #490". auspOp. September 15, 2018. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Childish Gambino – Feels Like Summer" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  14. ^ "Childish Gambino Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  15. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Childish Gambino". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  16. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. September 17, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  17. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Childish Gambino – Feels Like Summer". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  18. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  19. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  20. ^ "Childish Gambino Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  21. ^ "Childish Gambino Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  22. ^ "Feels Like Summer – Single". iTunes Store. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  23. ^ "Summer Pack – Single". iTunes Store. Retrieved July 11, 2018.

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