Childish Gambino releases alternative version of Awaken, My Love

The vinyl exclusive features the album’s original title, Operation Highjump.

July 16, 2018
Childish Gambino releases alternative version of <I>Awaken, My Love</i> Donald Glover attends the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story at the El Capitan Theatre on May 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.   Frazer Harrison/Getty

Last week Childish Gambino announced a series of pop-up events in London, Los Angeles, and New York. The Summertime Starts Here pop-ups turned out to be a chance for fans to enjoy free ice cream and buy exclusive merch including, as Pitchfork notes, an alternative version of 2016 album Awaken, My Love! on vinyl.

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The album features its original title, Operation Highjump and alternative artwork. Creative director Ibra Ake showed his copy off on Instagram.


The London pop-up took place at Lovebox festival on the same day Childish Gambino headlined. Donald Glover showed support for London's anti-Trump protests and played new songs "Feels Like Summer" and "Summertime Magic" during his hour-long set. Check out highlights from the show here.




Childish Gambino releases alternative version of Awaken, My Love