Jan 10, 2015

Childish Gambino - Sober

The music video for Childish Gambino's latest mix-tape single proves, yet again, that actor/song-writer Donald Glover and director Hiro Murai make a creative force to be reckoned with. Sober opens with a disheveled and sullen-eyed Gambino staring at a young woman seated across from him in a take-out diner. After wrestling with the decision to go up and talk to her, he lurches over like the living dead to sit next to her.

No, he's a zombie, he's just really really high. Though the video does have an undeniable Thriller-vibe about it, with Gambino launching himself into a full-on phantasmagoric display of dance moves in an attempt to woo this mysterious young stranger.  Ian Eastwood deserves a resounding round of applause for his exquisite choreography direction.

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