Barack Obama’s summer playlist features tunes from Billie Eilish, Bob Marley

Billie Eilish performs at Outside Theatre in the course of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Competition on April 13, 2019 in Indio, California.

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If ever there was a summer season the place People wanted distraction and leisure, it is the summer season of 2020. On Monday, former president Barack Obama shared a listing of the songs which can be getting him by way of this weird season, together with music from teen singer Billie Eilish in addition to from icons reminiscent of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley.

“Over the previous few months, I’ve spent numerous time listening to music with my household,” Obama stated on social media. “I wished to share a few of my favorites from the summer season — together with songs from among the artists at this week’s DemConvention. Hope you take pleasure in it.”

Artists acting at this week’s Democratic Nationwide Conference and in addition on Obama’s listing embody Eilish, John Legend, Leon Bridges, The Chicks (previously The Dixie Chicks), Maggie Rogers, Billy Porter and Jennifer Hudson. Initially scheduled to happen in Milwaukee, the conference is now digital, that includes dwell and pretaped materials from politicians, entertainers and different People.

Close to the top of 2019, Obama shared a list of his favourite music, books and tv reveals of that 12 months, together with the Oscar-winning South Korean movie Parasite, the saucy British comedy Fleabag, and music from Lizzo and Bruce Springsteen.

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