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 thought for anyone but himself”, she wrote.” A bigoted and misogynist reality-TV character with no political ordeal and no regrets about lying loudly and often .” In November, Streisand will release Walls, her first album of original material since 2005.” This collection of sungs reflects what’s been on my judgment lately, and I look forward to sharing that with you ,” she tweeted.
Judging by its cause single, what appears to have been on her knowledge lately is very much what was on her memory in 2016. The first trail to be secreted is called Don’t Lie to Me, and its target seems grassland.” Your cheeks move but your words get in the way ,” she sings, as cords swell with a typical panache for melodrama.” How do you sleep when the world is burning? Everyone answers to someone .”( It has repetition of another pop star’s presidential potshot, Pink’s Dear Mr President from 2006, which likewise posed the question of how the then-president, George W Bush, could sleep at night .)
Don’t Lie to Me reputation no appoints, although Streisand aims at” princes and rulers, crooks and thieves” who” built towers of copper and golden”, 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 on interior design.
It changes up an fascinating battle of the diva versus the Donald, and certainly Streisand, who says she is” a relentles American”, has a big enough singer 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 aspire to. Obviously, there was no chance of it turning out that channel.” I only went ballistic ,” she said.” We’re in a campaign for the soul of America .”
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