Barack Obama Surprises Twin YouTube Stars To Talk about His Favourite Songs

YouTube stars Fred and Tim Williams had been listening to Obama’s playlist when the President himself casually dropped in to talk

Common twin YouTubers Fred and Tim Williams went viral earlier this yr for his or her lovely, real reactions to listening to Phil Collins for the primary time. The 21-year-olds’ reactions had been so earnest and entertaining, they determined to proceed on and switch their “reactions to common songs” right into a present. They in all probability by no means anticipated that this could result in a digital go to from President Barack Obama himself — however it certain did.

To accompany the discharge of his memoir, A Promised Land, President Obama additionally launched a playlist of his favourite songs. The Williams twins determined to hearken to the playlist and evaluate one of many songs, the Bob Dylan traditional “The Occasions They Are A-Changin’,” and provides it an sincere critique. And actually in the course of their dialogue, Obama simply casually drops in and surprises them. The result’s an adorably shocked set of twins who’re, like all of us watching, totally delighted.

“Hey, folks! What’s occurring?” Obama asks. OMG. COULD YOU JUST DIE.

Since going viral for the primary time again in August, the brothers have amassed over 700,000 YouTube subscribers, however had been nonetheless completely shocked that Barack Obama himself is a fan.

“He simply popped out of nowhere,” Fred advised PEOPLE earlier this week. “That’s the cherry on prime. We grew up with him, man. The primary Black president!”

Tim agreed along with his brother: “It was a loopy humbling expertise — he watches us!” he stated. “I by no means thought I’d discuss to the president the place I come from.”

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Throughout his digital drop-in, Obama talked to the brothers about making combined tapes when he was a child (as all of us did, us elders, who can now simply wither into mud whereas fondly remembering recording our favourite radio station’s “Prime Eight at 8” on clean cassette tapes).

Obama additionally talked about his Spotify playlist, which options bangers from Beyoncé, Frank Sinatra, B.B. King, Stevie Marvel, JAY-Z, and extra.

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Naturally, the whole web was very a lot right here for this complete YouTube alternate, which completely earns a “10” on the “That is so pure” Web Content material Scale.

Throughout the chat, Tim and Fred additionally spoke with Obama in regards to the that means behind Bob Dylan’s iconic ’60s protest anthem, which was launched throughout nationwide unrest and the civil rights motion.

“We requested the president what the tune meant to him, and he stated the previous methods should not going to work. Occasions are altering,” Tim advised PEOPLE. “He gave us hope that there are nonetheless good folks in energy that need to see a change for the higher.”

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