But now he’s released “Summertime Magic,” a tepid island breeze from a hotel lobby somewhere, complete with piped-in steel drums and daiquiri syrup. The song—the A-side to the recent two-track release Summer Pack—isn’t bad, just bloodless, with vacant non-lyrics ….. It has the blank feeling of a reference track, like Glover recorded it in an afternoon with the vague thought of selling it to someone else. Recording slight songs isn’t a crime. And there’s no reason at all that Glover can’t be goofy, stern, raging, silly, carefree, and more, all at once. We contain multitudes, after all. But the crucial word in there is “contain,” and Glover’s songs still seem to spill out of a shoebox somewhere.

Recently, Childish Gambino gifted fans with two tracks to match the warmer weather with Summer Pack, which featured “Summertime Magic” and “Feels Like Summer.” The latter of the two songs failed to chart, but “Summertime Magic” has debuted at No. 44, while his No. 1 single “This Is America” still lingering in the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 40.

Gambino’s most recent full-length release, the Grammy-nominated “Awaken, My Love!,” also marked his final project under his Glassnote Records deal. Moving forward, Gambino will be dropping new music via a partnership between RCA and his own Wolf + Rothstein.

The Philadelphia-native beatmaker has been out on his Fall On Me tour this summer, following an infectious, jazzy single of the the same name featuring BXRBER. His last flip came by way of J. Cole‘s “Kevin’s Heart,” though recently Futon has had his eye on Childish, working on another Gambino heater, “Telegraph Ave,” earlier this year with Louis The Child. Gambino’s “Summertime Magic” has already been subject to heavy repeated listens, though now with a new take from Louis Futon, the track’s shelf life just extended well past the summer swelter.

[Pre-Chorus]
You feel like summertime
You took this heart of mine
You’ll be my valentine in the summer, in the summer
You are my only one
Just dancin’; having fun
Out in the shinin’ sun of the summer, of the summer

[Chorus]
Do love me, do love me, do
Do love me, do love me, do (yeah)
I love you
Do love me, do love me, do
Do love me, do love me, do (ohh)
Put no one else above you
Do love me, do love me, do
Do love me, do love me, do (yeah)
I need you
Do love me, do love me, do
Do love me, do love me, do (ohh)
Oh!
Do love me, do love me, do
Do love me, do love me, do
I love you
Do love me, do love me, do
Do love me, do love me, do
Put no one else above you
Do love me, do love me, do (ohh)
Do love me, do love me, do
I need you
Do love me, do love me, do
Do love me, do love me, do
Hoo, oh!

 

 

[Verse]
Is it summertime magic
That makes me wanna dance all night long
It’s your summertime magic
Make me feel this way
Got me boo’d up
Girl, oh you’re my world (Baby!)
Baby girl (Woo, ah!)
My whole world
Hoo, oh!

[Pre-Chorus]
You feel like summertime (oh, yes you do)
You took this heart of mine (you know you did)
You’ll be my Valentine (Valentine)
In the summer (in the summer)
In the summer

[Chorus]
(Do love me, do love me, do)
(Do love me, do love me, do)
I love you
(Do love me, do love me, do)
(Do love me, do love me, do)
Put no one else above you
(Do love me, do love me, do)
(Do love me, do love me, do)
Your style, your braids, your eyes
(Do love me, do love me, do)
(Do love me, do love me, do)
So summertime
(Do love me, do love me, do)
(Do love me, do love me, do)
All I wanna do is let you shine
(Do love me, do love me, do)
(Do love me, do love me, do)
I love you
(Do love me, do love me, do)
(Do love me, do love me, do)
Put no one else above you
(Do love me, do love me, do)
(Do love me, do love me, do)

[Outro]
It’s your summertime
It’s your summertime magic

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