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 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 ordeal and no regrets about lying aloud and often .” In November, Streisand will release Walls, her first album of original material since 2005.” This collecting of lyrics reflects what’s been on my head lately, and I look forward to sharing that with you ,” she tweeted.
Judging by its make single, what appears to have been on her brain lately is very much what was on her judgment in 2016. The first track to be liberated is called Don’t Lie to Me, and its target seems grassland.” Your cheeks move but your words get in the way ,” she sings, as cords swell with a typical elegance for melodrama.” How do you sleep when the world is burning? Everyone answers to someone .”( It has echoes of another pa 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 calls, although Streisand aims at” lords and rulers, robbers and thieves” who” built towers of bronze 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 locateds up an interesting combat of the diva versus the Donald, and certainly Streisand, who says she is” a fierce American”, has a big enough expression to listen to. 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 mode.” I simply started ballistic ,” she said.” We’re in a battle for the mind of America .”
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