Earlier this month, Donald Glover (a.k.a Childish Gambino) decided to cut back on his role as Troy Barnes in the NBC show Community, agreeing to only appear in five of the show’s upcoming 13 episodes. And the rapper/internet crush boy is clearly using his free time productively, given the sound of his new single Centipede.
In the six-minute track, Gambino toys with a variety of hip-hop styles and arrangements. It begins with him singing a cappella before taking off with firm piano playing and thunky clacks as Gambino rhymes about the strains of hip-hop stardom and a love that ended too soon. Cue mocking sad face. Check out Centipede below.