The video streaming service provided more looks at the upcoming series created by Donald Glover and Janine Nabers ahead of its release on Friday (March 17), while also sharing a snippet of a new song from Gambino.
According to the YouTube description, the unreleased song is called “Sticky” and is a collaboration between Gambino, singer Kirby and Ni’jah. The track is described as “original music from the new series.”
“Sticky-icky/ Somebody’s watching, so watch your back/ Don’t look back, look at the mess you’ve made,” the Because the Internet star sings on the song.
Childish Gambino hasn’t released any new solo material since 2020’s 3.15.20, but has since collaborated with the likes of Thundercat, Steve Lacy and Steve Arrington on “Black Qualls,” Latto and Lil Wayne on “Sunshine,” and bLAck pARty on “I Love You More Than You Know,” while also remixing Brittany Howard’s “Stay High.”
Starring Dominique Fishback, Chloe Bailey and Damson Idris and more, Swarm follows a young woman who’s obsessed with a fictional pop star, with the show exploring her fandom and how it takes her to “dark, unexpected places.”
“We just thought it’d be fun to make a post-truth Piano Teacher mixed with The King of Comedy,” Donald Glover told Vanity Fair in January, referencing the 2001 erotic psychological drama and 1982 Martin Scorsese film.
“Me and my brother Stephen were talking about finding someone like Isabelle Huppert, as far as risk-takers in performances.”
“A lot of people did it out of the kindness of their hearts and they did a really great job,” Glover added. “Dom, Damson, Chloe. I was really blown away at how hard they worked on the tone, ’cause it’s a strange one.”
Barack and Michelle Obama’s daughter, Malia, was also part of the writing team for Swarm, which is described as “a sister to Atlanta” and lives in “the same tonal space” as the FX show.