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 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 experience 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 hymns reflects what’s been on my attention lately, and I look forward to sharing that with you ,” she tweeted.
Judging by its produce single, what appears to have been on her recollection lately is very much what was on her brain in 2016. The first line to be liberated is called Don’t Lie to Me, and its target seems plain.” Your cheeks affect but your words get in the way ,” she sings, as strings swell with a usual flair for melodrama.” How do “youre sleeping” when the world is burning? Everyone answers to someone .”( It has echoes of another pop star’s presidential potshot, Pink’s Dear Mr President from 2006, which too constituted the issue of how the then-president, George W Bush, could sleep at night .)
Don’t Lie to Me appoints no refers, although Streisand aims at” rulers and kings, 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 specifies up an exciting combat of the diva versus the Donald, and certainly Streisand, who says she is” a relentles American”, has a big enough voice to express themselves. She told Associated Press that she had hoped to be ” very subtle” with Don’t Lie to Me, which is, of course , not a exceedingly Streisand thing to aspire to. Obviously, there was no chance of it turning out that route.” I merely extended ballistic ,” she said.” We’re in a conflict for the person of America .”
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