Donald Glover has released a new EP in connection with his new horror series swarm. The songs comprise the canon of the show’s fictional pop star Ni’jah, voiced by Kirby. Glover executive produced the tracks with Michael Uzowuru, featuring more contributions from Fam Udeorji, Teo Halm, Jeff Kleinman, and more. Check it out below.
Glover co-created swarm with Atlanta writer Janine Nabors, and the series is out now via Prime Video. The show follows one woman (Dominique Fishback) as she’s overcome by her increasingly dire fandom for Ni’jah, who’s played by Nirine S. Brown. Billie Eilish appears in the series; find a teaser of her appearance on Instagram. Chloe Bailey also appears in swarm.
Glover has continued his onscreen output in recent years, wrapping up Atlanta after four seasons in late 2022. He’s also in a forthcoming Prime Video adaptation of Mr & Mrs Smith, and he’s taking on the role of a villain named Hypno-Hustler in an as yet untitled Spider-Man installment. Glover’s latest Childish Gambino album, 3.15.20came out three years ago.
Read Alphonse Pierre’s “Donald Glover’s swarm Puts Deranged Pop Fandom Under a Microscope” on the Pitch.