Your move, Beto.
Mayor Bill de Blasio went on CNN Tuesday and professed his love for ska — the Jamaican music genre that fused with punk in the mid-1990s.
Hizzoner let it be known during a “New Day” segment called “Candidate Mixtape,” in which presidential hopefuls discuss their musical tastes.
“How do you feel about ska?” asked anchor Alisyn Camerota.
“I love ska,” de Blasio replied.
“Right, because combo — of your punk aesthetic and reggae,” Camerota said, stunning the mayor with her ska knowledge.
“Alison, I didn’t know you had all this to you,” de Blasio said.
Camerota responded, “Oh, yes…there’s a whole hidden ska happening inside me.”
The mayor and 2020 presidential candidate has been making the media rounds this week after throwing his hat into the ring on May 16. A new Quinnipiac University poll found that he was currently the least-liked Democratic contender, out of a field of 24.
Speaking to CNN Tuesday, de Blasio tried to save face by also confessing his love for reggae, Bob Marley and The Clash — which also happens to be one of Beto O’Rourke’s favorite bands.
The former Texas congressman-turned-presidential candidate has repeatedly brought them up in interviews and even gone so far as to incorporate their lyrics into his speeches.
Debating Ted Cruz last year during their Senate race, O’Rourke said: “We’re not giving away to corporations and special interests. That’s what Senator Cruz would do, thanks to contributions he’s received from those political action committees. He’s working for the clampdown, and the corporations, and the special interests. He’s not working for the people of Texas.”
As Clash fans would later point out, “working for the clampdown” is the main lyric from the band’s 1980 single “Clampdown” from their platinum-selling album “London Calling.”
Asked what his favorite band was on Tuesday, Mayor de Blasio said: “The Clash.”
“I haven’t heard that before. That’s very cool,” Camerota claimed, before questioning Hizzoner about what songs he liked.
“So many, so many,” he said. “When I think about it, London Calling, that whole album. Beautiful album. There’s many good hits on that one.”