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 knowledge and no regrets about lying loudly and often .” In November, Streisand will release Walls, her first album of original material since 2005.” This accumulation of ballads reflects what’s been on my mind lately, and I look forward to sharing that with you ,” she tweeted.
Judging by its leading single, what appears to have been on her attention lately is very much what was on her sentiment in 2016. The first racetrack 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 strings swell with a typical knack for melodrama.” How do “youre sleeping” when the world is burning? Everyone answers to someone .”( It has echoes of another daddy star’s presidential potshot, Pink’s Dear Mr President from 2006, which likewise constituted the question of how the then-president, George W Bush, could sleep at night .)
Don’t Lie to Me refers no names, although Streisand aims at” emperors and rulers, felons and thieves” who” built towers of bronze 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 places up an provocative battle of the diva versus the Donald, and certainly Streisand, who says she is” a vehement 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 very Streisand thing to are looking forward to. Obviously, there was no chance of it turning out that behavior.” I just get ballistic ,” she said.” We’re in a battle for the soul of America .”
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