Barack Obama Shares 2023 Playlist Featuring boygenius, Janelle Monáe, the Beths, and More

    Former President Barack Obama has shared his latest summer playlist. It features ‘Not Strong Enough’ by boygenius, Janelle Monáe‘s ‘Only Have Eyes 42’, the Beths’ ‘Watching the Credits’, the Bangles’ ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’, Kelela’s ‘Contact’, as well as songs by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Ice Spice and Nicki Minaj, and more. Take a look below.

    “Like I do every year, here are some songs I’ve been listening to this summer — a mix of old and new. Look forward to hearing what I’ve missed,” Obama tweeted along with his picks.

    In an interview earlier this year, Hasan Minhaj asked Obama if he really curates his own playlists. He answered: “I do! Listen. I am so glad that I have this opportunity. People, they believe the books and the movies, but the playlists, they somehow think — and this is mostly coming from young people like you — somehow, y’all think you invented rock ‘n’ roll. You invented hip-hop. And so the fact that my lists are, you know, pretty incredible — people seem to think, well, he must’ve had some 20-year-old intern who was figuring out this latest cut. No, man! It’s on my iPad right now.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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