Watch Childish Gambino Inject Serious Soul into Garth Brooks Alter Ego Chris Gaines’ ‘Lost in You’


One of the most delightful things about Donald Glover's rap alter ego Childish Gambino is that you never really know what he's going to do. Case in point: while in Australia recently to headline the Splendour In The Grass festival, Gambino dropped by public radio station Triple J to record a session for their their "Like a Version" cover series. 

Now, last visit he picked Tamia's 1998 R&B slow jam "So Into You," so of course this time he flipped the script and went super-meta by covering a song associated with another musician's alter ego: Chris Gaines. Surely you remember country mega-star Garth Brooks' universally panned one-off 1999 The Life of Chris Gaines album as his "rock" doppelganger?

Even if you wiped that from your memory, you will definitely want to check out Gambino's Marvin Gaye-esque soul serenade of Gaines' "Lost In You," which injects the original with some serious falsetto feels. Backed by churchy organ and a four-person choir, Gambino breathes new life into the track. 

Check out the performance below.