Obama & The Roots Slow Jam The News, Dave Matthews Premieres “Mercy” On Fallon
Last night, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon played host to the one guest who might potentially be more exciting than another Jawbox reunion: Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America. And Obama participated in a running Fallon sketch that might’ve been created expressly for him: Slow Jammin’ the News. The sketch allowed him the chance to indulge in some old-school ’70s-soul cool, collaborate with longtime supporters the Roots, and get across some of his ideas about holding down student-loan interest. His granite-faced delivery was great, and his mic-drop at the end was even better.
Also, on the same show, Dave Matthews hooked up with Roots guitarist Captain Kirk Douglas to debut a new acoustic ballad called “Mercy.” Are the skies going to open up and swallow my soul if I say that I liked it? Because I did. Watch Obama and Matthews below.
Pretty amped for Obama to keep the campaign-trail charm on full-blast like this.