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Listen: Childish Gambino’s “Telegraph Ave” from new album Because the Internet

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Childish Gambino expressed some (feigned?) annoyance when his Because the Internet track “Sweatpants” leaked last week. Today, however, Mr. Glover himself tweeted out a link to download “Telegraph Ave”. Well, to be fair, he retweeted the link from actor Michael B Jordan, though that could well be part of his planned “imaginative rollout.” Either way, the release is Gambino approved.

“Telegraph Ave” sees Gambino hazily singing over a cool, gauzy beat Drake wouldn’t shy away from. Lyrically, the track focuses on one of the rapper’s favorite topics: girls and the emotional turmoil they cause. “If you tell me ‘turn around’ then I’m on it / For the moment / but you know me, you know how I get when I’m lonely,” he breathes. The album title also makes a lyrical appearance during the rapped mid-section: “And you’re saying it’s because of the Internet / Try once and it’s on to the next chick.”

Take a listen below, and head here to download the track plus a remix by ta-ku.

With Because the Internet due December 10th via Glassnote Records, we’ve previously heard “Worldstar”,  “3005”, and “Shadows” featuring Thundercat. 

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