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 assaulted 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 book of original material since 2005.” This collecting of sungs reflects what’s been on my imagination lately, and I look forward to sharing that with you ,” she tweeted.
Judging by its lead single, what appears to have been on her imagination lately is very much what was on her judgment in 2016. The first racetrack to be liberated 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 cords swell with a typical panache for melodrama.” How do you sleep when the world is burning? Everyone answers to someone .”( It has resembles of another dad 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 calls no identifies, although Streisand aims at” sovereigns and kings, 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 over interior design.
It sets up an exciting engagement of the diva versus the Donald, and certainly Streisand, who says she is” a vehement American”, has a big enough articulation 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. Obviously, there was no chance of it turning out that practice.” I simply went ballistic ,” she said.” We’re in a campaign for the person of America .”
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