She has long spoken out against the current US president, but with her brand-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 made a column for the Huffington Post in which she attacked the then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. He is” a narcissist who has shown no thought for anyone but himself”, she scribbled.” A bigoted and misogynist reality-TV character with no political know-how and no regrets about lying aloud and often .” In November, Streisand will release Walls, her first album of original material since 2005.” This collect of carols reflects what’s been on my thought lately, and I look forward to sharing that with you ,” she tweeted.
Judging by its leading single, what appears to have been on her brain lately is very much what was on her thought in 2016. The first racetrack to be liberated 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 fibres swell with a typical elegance for melodrama.” How do you sleep when the world is burning? Everyone answers to someone .”( It has repetition of another papa 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 mentions no epithets, although Streisand aims at” rulers and mistress, 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 situates up an exciting duel of the diva versus the Donald, and certainly Streisand, who says she is” a intense American”, has a big enough spokesperson 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 room.” I merely went ballistic ,” she said.” We’re in a crusade for the mind of America .”
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