Watch a Shirtless, Wailing Childish Gambino Bring Funk to The Tonight Show

On Wednesday night’s Tonight Show, Childish Gambino/Donald Glover stood shirtless in the shadows—attempting a heavily Prince and D’Angelo inspired red-lit setup—to perform his funk slow jam “Redbone,” a standout track from his album Awaken My Love. The vocals fall into labored territory at points, giving the performance a light feeling of pastiche, but Gambino does nail the lustful gospel wails toward the end.

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Ugh. So very attracted to this man at all the weird twists and turns of his life.

but also Troy has that soft spot in my heart forever.