She has long spoken out against the current US president, but with her new music, Streisand has declared an all-out engagement. If anyone has a big enough tone to be heard, its her …
In 2016, Barbra Streisand wrote a column for the Huffington Post in which she attacked the then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. He is” a narcissist who has shown no see for anyone but himself”, she wrote.” A bigoted and misogynist reality-TV character with no political know and no qualm about lying loudly and often .” In November, Streisand will release Walls, her first album of original cloth since 2005.” This collect of chants reflects what’s been on my imagination lately, and I look forward to sharing that with you ,” she tweeted.
Judging by its guide single, what appears to have been on her intellect lately is very much what was on her mind in 2016. The first line to be secreted is called Don’t Lie to Me, and its target seems plain.” Your lips move but your words get in the way ,” she sings, as cords swell with a typical panache for melodrama.” How do “youre sleeping” when the world is burning? Everyone answers to someone .”( It has echoes of another daddy star’s presidential potshot, Pink’s Dear Mr President from 2006, which likewise constituted the question of how the then-president, George W Bush, could sleep at night .)
Don’t Lie to Me identifies no calls, although Streisand aims at” tycoons and rulers, villains and thieves” who” built towers of copper and amber”, 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 mounts up an provocative duel of the diva versus the Donald, and surely Streisand, who says she is” a fierce 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 very Streisand thing to aspire to. Plainly, there was no chance of it turning out that style.” I precisely became ballistic ,” she said.” We’re in a war for the mind of America .”
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