Childish Gambino is your guide to the madness that is America in this provocative and compelling video. And if CG seems a little more ludicrously ecstatic than he should, well, absurdity is perhaps the only appropriate reaction to our perilous times.
The Elouise version of “I’ll Fly Away” is a dark Blackgrass rendition of the 1927 original song written by Albert E. Brumley. The vintage Bluegrass standard refers to death and the afterlife as the ultimate freedom from this life and it’s struggles. Brumley’s version has a very upbeat tempo and delivery. Elouise deconstructs the song and takes it to the dark side bringing it waaaay down. The lyrics and revised musical composition deliver a somber and more sinister outlook on the impossibility for true happiness in this mortal world.
Ain't nothing boring like a school talent competition, unless there happens to be an intrepid group of youngsters with a Ghost tribute band. And it's even more exciting if there's a telekinetic audience member who decides to add a psychic frenzy.