The new Childish Gambino – This Is America is a terrifying reality check
Gambino’s long-time collaborator and top music video director Hiro
Murai is at the helm, unsurprisingly lending the work his signature
eerie and seemingly mundane varnish hiding a much cruder reality.
previous works, for The Shins or St Vincent, Murai references childhood
fantasies and Ron Mueck’s oversized lifelike sculptures, at the
crossroads between dark surrealism and poetic intrigue.
he denounces the stark contrast between the nonchalant choreographies
of America’s top musicians with the background of sheer violence towards
minorities rippling through the country.