Donald Glover has released a new EP accompanying his new Amazon Prime Video series Swarm, which is also out today. The six-track EP features original music by the show’s fictional pop star Ni’jah, who is voiced by KIRBY. Childish Gambino is credited as an executive producer on the EP along with Michael Uzowuru. Check it out below.
“KIRBY has such a versatile sound and songwriting ability, she was able to elevate and amplify every moment she was a part of,” Glover said in a press release. “It’s been a pleasure to collaborate together, to bring this story to life sonically and I couldn’t imagine what this would sound like without her involvement.
“I fell in love with the idea of becoming the Ni’jah character,” KIRBY added. “What would she say in this scene? What would she sound like? It was liberating to go in and write & sing without any rules. There are people who are called ‘genius’ and people who truly are. After working with Donald, Michael, Fam & Riley I truly know the difference.”
Swarm follows a young woman named Dre (Dominique Fishback) who is obsessed with one of the world’s biggest pop stars. Billie Eilish and Chlöe Bailey also appear in the series.