Barack Obama shared his 2020 summer playlist on Monday, and it appears that unemployment has been a boon to the former president’s music taste. His collection of songs includes selections from such contemporaries as Khruangbin and Leon Bridges, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Anderson .Paak, and many more.
This newest playlist comes as the latest installment of his and Michelle Obama‘s Spotify partnership to create curated playlists. Earlier this year, the former leader of the free world shared a best-of-2019 playlist, as well as a similar summer playlist last year.
“Barack Obama’s 2020 Summer Playlist”, as he so cleverly titled it, hosts a wide swath of genres from Common to The Chicks (formerly known as The Dixie Chicks), from Bob Marley & The Wailers to Mac Miller, from Billie Holiday to Bob Dylan, and everything in between. While the playlist includes on many classic, well-established musicians like Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, John Coltrane, Nina Simone, and more, Obama also made sure to look out for artists who don’t have as much of a national presence, like Khruangbin or Isbell or Tank and the Bangas. He also made sure to include artists set to perform at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, including Bridges, Common, John Legend, The Chicks, Billie Elish, Maggie Rogers, Billy Porter, and Jennifer Hudson.
Check out the new 2020 summer playlist from former president Barack Obama below.
Barack Obama’s 2020 Summer Playlist