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 scribbled a column for the Huffington Post in which she assaulted the then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. He is” a narcissist who has shown no view for anyone but himself”, she author.” A bigoted and misogynist reality-TV character with no political suffer and no uneasiness about lying aloud and often .” In November, Streisand will release Walls, her first book of original material since 2005.” This collection of songs reflects what’s been on my sentiment lately, and I look forward to sharing that with you ,” she tweeted.
Judging by its contribute single, what appears to have been on her intellect lately is very much what was on her judgment in 2016. The first racetrack to be exhausted is called Don’t Lie to Me, and its target seems grassland.” Your lips move but your words get in the way ,” she sings, as strings swell with a usual knack for melodrama.” How do you sleep when the world is burning? Everyone answers to someone .”( It has echoes of another papa star’s presidential potshot, Pink’s Dear Mr President from 2006, which also posed the question of how the then-president, George W Bush, could sleep at night .)
Don’t Lie to Me names no epithets, although Streisand aims at” sovereigns and monarches, felons 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 laids up an interesting battle of the diva versus the Donald, and certainly Streisand, who says she is” a vehement American”, has a big enough tone 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 are looking forward to. Obviously, there was no chance of it turning out that way.” I only travelled ballistic ,” she said.” We’re in a conflict for the mind of America .”
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