Michelle Obama has a 'Black girl magic' playlist for you
Michelle Obama, the former first lady and current No. 1 podcast host on Spotify, would also like to be your DJ for the weekend.
On Friday, Obama presented a playlist that's "filled with incredible new artists and a whole lot of #BlackGirlMagic," as she put it in a Spotify release. "I hope you'll give it a listen and follow some of these terrific musicians."
The music in the curated 41-track "Michelle Obama Playlist" ranges from R&B to neo-soul, hip hop, electronic, funk and synth-pop, and primarily features Black female performers. The songs go from Mereba's "Black Truck," all the way to Chloe x Halle's "Do It," with singers including Teyana Taylor, Jhene Aiko, Jill Scott and, of course, Beyoncé in between.
The music is inspired by Michelle Obama's new podcast, which recently aired its second episode. On the show, Obama opened up about experiencing "low-grade depression," and followed up with concerned listeners in an Instagram post.
"I’m thinking about the folks out there risking themselves for the rest of us—the doctors and nurses and essential workers of all kinds. I’m thinking about the teachers and students and parents who are just trying to figure out school for the fall. I’m thinking about the people out there protesting and organizing for a little more justice in our country," she wrote.
"The idea that what this country is going through shouldn’t have any effect on us—that we all should just feel OK all the time—that just doesn’t feel real to me," she added. "So I hope you all are allowing yourselves to feel whatever it is you’re feeling."
It seems Obama has a track for any range of emotion listeners are going through with this new playlist.
Like what you're hearing? Then you might also want to check out Michelle Obama's workout playlist.