We here at Stereogum have long been accused of not taking Donald Glover seriously. And while it’s true that I generally find Childish Gambino, Glover’s rap alter-ego, to be an unctuous, overly self-conscious, teacher’s-pet mic presence, his run on Community, which ended with a great goodbye episode a couple of weeks ago, was magical. He’s also long had good taste in openers, as he showed when he took a pre-Acid Rap Chance The Rapper on tour. And now we know that he has a lovely singing voice, too. On a recent visit to BBC Live Lounge, he did a lovely live-in-studio cover of P.M. Dawn’s 1992 slow jam “I’d Die Without You,” one of the most beautiful love songs that a human being has ever written. Watch it below.
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