- 20 Jul 21
The cover of the grammy award-winning single is part of a re-release of Brittany Howard's debut album Jaime
Childish Gambino has been relatively quiet since the release of his 2020 album 3.15.20. Gambino, whose real name is Donald Glover, only uses the moniker for his music and is a multi-faceted talent of comedian, actor, and filmmaker.
Now he has collaborated with Alabama Shakes lead singer Brittany Howard on a cover of her grammy-winning song 'Stay High' for the release of Jaime Reimagined, a rerelease of her 2019 debut solo album Jaime.
This upcoming record will drop this Friday and contains numerous guest accompanists. Each of the tracks from Jaime will be covered or remixed by a star-studded line up which includes; Bon Iver, Michael Kiwanuka, Jungle, Little Dragon, and Laura Mvula amongst others.
This is the first project Gambino has participated in since the Florida rapper Kidd Wes sued him for the copyright of his 2018 single 'This is America'. Wes uploaded his song ‘Made In America’ to SoundCloud just two years prior in 2016. He and his lawyers have claimed, "substantial similarities between both songs [that] include, but are not limited to, nearly-identical unique rhythmic, lyrical, and thematic compositional and performance content contained in the chorus — or “hook” — sections that are the centerpieces of both songs”.
In 2018, 'This is America' was accused of copying another song called 'American Pharaoh’ by rapper Jase Harley. At the time, Gambino's manager openly denied any copyright infringement.
Listen to Childish Gambino's version of 'Stay High' below.