Spotify listeners can now stream Barack and the Boss.
Former President Obama and Bruce Springsteen have teamed up for a wide-ranging Spotify podcast, during which they talk about politics, race, household and manhood.
Eight episodes of Renegades: Born in the USA have been recorded over a number of days at Springsteen’s Jersey Shore farmhouse. The first two have been launched Monday for streaming on the location.
The podcast was produced by Obama and spouse Michelle’s manufacturing firm, Higher Ground. The couple brokered a podcast take care of Spotify in 2019.
“The longtime mates talk about their hometowns and function fashions, discover fashionable manhood, and confront the painfully divided state of the nation as we speak—and provide a imaginative and prescient of how we will all transfer ahead collectively,” Spotify said in a statement.
“On the floor Bruce and I haven’t got quite a bit in widespread,” the previous President says in a voiceover introduction of the collection’ first 56 minute episode.
“He’s a white man from a small city in Jersey. I’m a black man of blended race born in Hawaii with a childhood that took me world wide. He’s a rock and roll icon. I’m a lawyer and politician, not as cool,” Obama continued.
“Over the years, what we have discovered is that we have got a shared sensibility: about work, about household and about America.”
The episodes reveal that Obama first thought Springsteen was shy once they met on the marketing campaign path in 2008, however the musician opened up after the 2 imbibed collectively.
Wide-ranging conversations between the unlikely duo dissect cultural and political divides and their unlikely similarities, together with their shared sense of rising up as outsiders.
“I do not suppose it is one thing that you just select. I feel it is one thing that’s innate inside you,” Springsteen stated on the show.
“I would like to search out my manner into my city [of Freehold.] I’ve bought to search out out who my persons are. And it wasn’t till I found music and located a method to course of… my very own identification and to discover a method to communicate, and to have some influence, and learn how to be heard, that I started to really feel at residence the place I lived,” Springsteen mirrored.
Spotify gained 27 p.c extra followers final 12 months in comparison with 2019 because it made a new push to function widespread podcasts.
The Monday unveiling comes lower than two weeks after the 71-year-old rocker was busted for DWI on the Jersey Shore.
Springsteen’s much-hyped Jeep Super Bowl business, that touted nationwide unity, was taken off the air within the wake of his arrest.