By Philip Cosores
Today, the White House joined Spotify. And while there is no word yet on if they will also endorse competing streaming services, they have kicked off their presence with the President himself, Barack Obama, making two summer vacation playlists.
The playlists are diverse and impressive, incorporating everything from rap to pop to indie rock. And, as would be expected, some artists are tickled to be listened to by the leader of the free world.
Okkervil River sent a series of tweets about this, commenting on the playlists by saying “Isleys, @TalibKweli, Stones, Howlin Wolf – the @POTUS @spotify playlist is solid.” They also included a little but of further promotion.
Cool news abt POTUS playlist. I'm sandwiched btw Aretha and JT! Think I should tell him about the movie of that song? downdownthedeepriver.com—
Okkervil River (@okkervilriver) August 14, 2015
As for Justin Timberlake, he let his emojis do the talking.
Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) August 14, 2015
Most excited seem to be Nappy Roots, who have retweeted, like, 8,000 tweets about their inclusion on the playlist.
@danpfeiffer haha that song is more geared for every time he meets w/ congress haha—
Nappy Roots (@NappyRoots) August 14, 2015
Check out further reactions below, along with the list of songs included on the playlist.
(@malarodriguez) August 14, 2015
Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) August 14, 2015
aoife o'donovan (@odonovanaoife) August 14, 2015
The Lumineers (@thelumineers) August 14, 2015
@POTUS THANK YOU for choosing our song "Boozophilia" for yer playlist. We are speechless and honored. Let us entertain you at the WH !—
Low Cut Connie (@LowCutConnie) August 14, 2015