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The President Is Listening to Leon Bridges

At the very least, some White House communications flack wants us to think Obama's listening to the Fort Worth soul singer.
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U.S. President Barack Obama dropped a hot new summer playlist on Twitter this morning, giving local man done good Leon Bridges the coveted No. 2 spot on his “Songs for the Daytime” mix. As real mixtape heads know, the second track is a true place of honor, kicking things into high gear after the place-setting introductory song.

Bridges’ “Smooth Sailin'” is included here among esteemed company, with classics by Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone fitting nicely alongside newer songs by the likes of Jay Z and Nas. We’re curious to know which cool intern hipped Obama to Chance the Rapper and Courtney Barnett. Maybe it was Malia.

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Alex is a writer and editor in Dallas who has worked for D Magazine, Southwest: The Magazine, and The Galveston County Daily…
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