Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Video Has Been Synced Up to ‘Call Me Maybe’… and It’s Amazing

See Donald Glover’s hips move perfectly in time with Carly Rae Jepsen’s 2012 earworm

Last Updated: May 13, 2018 @ 12:42 AM

This is the best thing to hit YouTube since Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino dropped his music video for “This Is America” last weekend — no “maybe.”

On Friday, YouTube user LOTI posted a clip of the first minute and five seconds of the visual companion to Glover’s much-discussed new single, which was set to singer Carly Rae Jepsen’s 2012 hit “Call Me Maybe.”

We’re not exaggerating when we say the pop singer’s track syncs up perfectly with every move Gambino makes in the beginning of the video. Though obviously it puts a much lighter take on the serious topics Glover is addressing in the song.

The original music video for the track — which Glover dropped on YouTube while hosting “Saturday Night Live” last weekend — is still a hot topic on social media and continues to be dissected by fans and critics alike.

In the surreal, violent video, a shirtless Gambino dances in an empty building as chaos erupts around him, with some of that chaos coming from Gambino himself, as he casually shoots a hooded man in the back of the head and mows down a group of choir singers with a machine gun. Later in the video, Sza can be seen sitting nearby, as Gambino dances on top of an ’80s sedan.

The video ends with a terrified Gambino running through dark hallways, being chased by a crowd before the shot cuts to black. The video has already been praised as an artistic, confrontational take on gun violence in American society, with guns being treated with care while corpses are dragged away.

Watch the clip above.

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