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.