Leslie Odom Jr. Sings a Stirring Sara Bareilles Song about How Obama Views the Election

Among a sea of election-themed songs —  some parodies, some not so much — comes the latest entry, this time from the soulful team of Leslie Odom Jr. and Sara Bareilles. Solicited by “This American Life,” Bareilles wrote “Seriously,” which Hamilton’s Odom Jr. performs, cementing his mastery with both specificity of phrasing and emotional delivery. The song takes the perspective of Barack Obama as he reflects on the election, having given eight years to a country seemingly on the brink of chaos. And while it might sound unlikely that yet another political song will actually give you chills, this one seriously just might.

Leslie Odom Jr. Sings Sara Bareilles’ Obama Song