She has long spoken out against the current US president, but with her new music, Streisand has declared an all-out battle. If anyone has a big enough voice to be heard, its her …
In 2016, Barbra Streisand wrote a column for the Huffington Post in which she criticized the then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. He is” a narcissist who has shown no regard for anyone but himself”, she wrote.” A bigoted and misogynist reality-TV character with no political event and no qualms about lying aloud and often .” In November, Streisand will release Walls, her first book of original material since 2005.” This collect of hymns reflects what’s been on my head lately, and I look forward to sharing that with you ,” she tweeted.
Judging by its extend single, what appears to have been on her intellect lately is very much what was on her psyche in 2016. The first line to be released is called Don’t Lie to Me, and its target seems plain.” Your cheeks move but your words get in the way ,” she sings, as strings swell with a usual elegance for melodrama.” How do “youre sleeping” when the world is burning? Everyone answers to someone .”( It has repetition of another pa star’s presidential potshot, Pink’s Dear Mr President from 2006, which too constituted the question of how the then-president, George W Bush, could sleep at night .)
Don’t Lie to Me refers no mentions, although Streisand aims at” kings and monarches, crooks and thieves” who” built towers of bronze and gold”, which could be taken either as an admission that she’s not #TeamLannister for the final season of Game of Thrones, or a dig at Trump’s bloated-banker-monarch take over interior design.
It initiates up an amusing duel of the diva versus the Donald, and certainly Streisand, who says she is” a ferociou American”, has a big enough voice to be heard. She told Associated Press that she had hoped to be ” very subtle” with Don’t Lie to Me, which is, of course , not a extremely Streisand thing to are looking forward to. Obviously, there was no chance of it turning out that way.” I exactly departed ballistic ,” she said.” We’re in a crusade for the spirit of America .”
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