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Justin Trudeau dropped a summer Spotify playlist featuring Quake Matthews, K-OS, & more

Toronto, ON – Earlier this weekend, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released his own personal 39-track Spotify playlist for summer 2017. And one of the best surprises on the playlist was the inclusion of Quake Matthews’ Neon Dreams assisted track “Confessions” (off Quake’s new Celebrate The Struggle album).

The playlist also includes Charlotte Cardin’s “Just Like That”, Alessia Cara’s “Scars To Your Beautiful” and – of course – the obligatory inclusion of Drake with the track “Signs.” Another surprising addition to the playlist was the K-OS throwback with “Crabbuckit”. Which was the summer song of 2004 more than 10 years ago. But no shade, Mr. Prime Minister… the K-OS co-sign is proper.

Trudeau seems to have taken a page out of Obama’s book after the former U.S. president released two very on-point summer Spotify lists in 2015 and 2016. Obama’s 2016 playlist was actually amongst the most listened to playlists on all of Spotify when it dropped. Trudeau’s playlist will probably not be amongst the most listened to playlists on Spotify. It’s not particularly ground-breaking. For the most part it’s what you’d hear on an easy-listening radio station trying to reach their Can-con quota by throwing in cuts from Blue Rodeo and Great Big Sea.

“What am I listening to this summer? What should I be?” Trudeau posted on Twitter Saturday in both English and French. Personally, I think “Live Up To My Name” by Baka Not Nice is the 2017 summer anthem. I’m jus’ saying. Stay woke, Mr. Prime Minister.

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