Joss Stone to Sing for Barack Obama's Presidential Campaign

August 12, 2008 03:25:55 GMT

Joss Stone has been asked personally by presidential candidate Barack Obama to work on his campaign theme song.


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British soul singer Joss Stone is asked to record a theme song for Barack Obama's presidential campaign. According to a source, Joss is said to be honored as she is a big fan of him. Now, she is reportedly in a recording studio, working on Barack's song for November election battle with Republican senator John McCain and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Barack is said to have approached the 21-year-old singer personally, asking her to write a track, partly because he believes that her music has appealed to both black and white voters in America. A source told The Sun during an interview, "Joss is a big supporter of Barack Obama and was very excited to be asked to do this for him. He sent a personal message asking her to get on board. He has always admired her music and thinks she is the perfect choice because of her unique appeal to black and white voters. She believes he is going to be the first black American president and she is honored to be a part of that."

Beside Joss, Alicia Keys and Jay-Z have also dedicated songs to Barack in the lead up to his upcoming election battle. In a live performance, Jay-Z gives his favorable comments on Barack. He said, "Everywhere, I mean everywhere, the response when Obama comes on the screen is enormous. For America it means so much. I believe he can change the perception and relations between America and the rest of the world right now. I am that kid that grew up in [Brooklyn, New York's] Marcy projects and thought that no matter who was in office, we weren't part of the political project. Because our voice didn't count, and trickle-down politics. We were the last on the totem pole to receive any attention because we couldn't put a candidate in office. And he represents to that kid in Marcy projects, that we really here and as you mother says, with the right focus and the right thoughts and determination you can be anything in the world that you want to be. It's a true statement for the first time, it's really a special time to be here."

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