The singer and actor, born Donald Glover, renounced his familiar falsetto on the synth-driven track over guitar strings and electronic drums. The original “Stay High” sat atop Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs chart for three weeks and secured Alabama Shakes’ frontwoman a Grammy for Best Rock Song in March.
Gambino’s version will appear on Brittany Howard’s forthcoming project, Jaime Reimagined, which includes fresh covers and remixes of the original songs from her 2019 solo album Jaime. It was named after Howard’s older sister, who taught her how to play the piano and write poetry and died of cancer as a teenager.
Fans who pre-order the digital edition of Jaime Reimagined will receive Childish Gambino’s version of “Stay High,” along with reimagined tracks from Dreamville duo EARTHGANG, Common, 9th Wonder, Syd, and more.
Jaime Reimagined drops on July 23, followed by a vinyl edition arriving later this fall.
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