Just last week, Childish Gambino (Donald Glover’s music-producing alter-ego), released a new single album with two new tracks fit for those hot and humid summer nights. The music video for the track ‘Feels Like Summer’ features animated “cameos” of over 60 notable African-Americans — many of whom are musical talents as well. Alongside legends like 2 Chainz, Michael Jackson, and Whitney Houston are also modern-day talents Lil Pump, SZA, Zendaya, and even public figures like Oprah and Michelle Obama.
The saturated pinks, oranges, and yellows used to illustrate this animated video skillfully illustrate the mood of a heavy summer evening. Perhaps on a more heavy note, the overall somber and slow atmosphere also may reflect how the individuals shown in the video were affected by their predecessors and by their race in America.