She has long spoken out against the current US president, but with her 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 consider for anyone but himself”, she wrote.” A bigoted and misogynist reality-TV character with no political know-how 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 hymns reflects what’s been on my attention lately, and I look forward to sharing that with you ,” she tweeted.
Judging by its cause single, what appears to have been on her mind lately is very much what was on her intellect 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 fibres swell with a usual elegance for melodrama.” How do “youre sleeping” 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 identifies no figures, although Streisand aims at” rulers and queens, 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 on interior design.
It gives up an intriguing battle of the diva versus the Donald, and certainly Streisand, who says she is” a vehement American”, has a big enough spokesperson listen to this. She told Associated Press that she had hoped to be ” very subtle” with Don’t Lie to Me, which is, of course , not a extremely Streisand thing to are looking forward to. Obviously, there was no chance of it turning out that style.” I simply led ballistic ,” she said.” We’re in a campaign for the feeling of America .”
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