Stevie Wonder is the latest singer to write a song for President Obama.
Wonder released a new song he wrote specifically for the president Friday, called “Keep Moving Forward.” The song highlights the president’s healthcare, education, and foreign policy record. It also mentions the end of the war in Iraq.
“We’re moving on, we’re out of Iraq. Detroit was saved, and so were the banks,” the song’s lyrics say.
Wonder performed at a fundraiser for the president on October 7. He also joined Katy Perry, Bon Jovi, and Earth, Wind & Fire at a campaign rally on Sunday night in Las Vegas. The president was in attendance, along with about 6,000 supporters. Wonder also performed at a private dinner thrown by the CEO of DreamWorks, Jeffrey Katzenberg.
President Obama has long been a fan of Wonder’s. In 2009, he attributed his marriage to Wonder’s music.
“I think it’s fair to say that had I not been a Stevie Wonder fan, Michelle might not have dated me. We might not have married,” he said. “The fact that we agreed on Stevie was part of the essence of our courtship.”
Several other artists have released songs for the president this week. Bruce Springsteen performed a song he wrote on Wednesday. Ne-Yo, Herbie Hancock, Delta Rae, Natasha Bedingfield and Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls performed the song “Forward” for him as well.
In the video’s description, Wonder included a brief message: “It’s your right. Go out and vote! Let’s Keep Moving Forward. #steviewonderobama”
What do you think of “Keep Moving Forward”?