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 involve for anyone but himself”, she wrote.” A bigoted and misogynist reality-TV character with no political know-how and no anxieties about lying aloud 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 judgment lately, and I look forward to sharing that with you ,” she tweeted.
Judging by its make single, what appears to have been on her head lately is very much what was on her knowledge in 2016. The first trail to be released 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 flair for melodrama.” How do “youre sleeping” when the world is burning? Everyone answers to someone .”( It has echoes of another dad star’s presidential potshot, Pink’s Dear Mr President from 2006, which too posed the question of how the then-president, George W Bush, could sleep at night .)
Don’t Lie to Me refers no refers, although Streisand aims at” sovereigns and princess, villains and thieves” who” built towers of bronze and gold”, 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 establisheds up an intriguing engagement of the diva versus the Donald, and certainly Streisand, who says she is” a fierce American”, has a big enough singer 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 aspire to. Obviously, there was no chance of it turning out that channel.” I only travelled ballistic ,” she said.” We’re in a campaign for the feeling of America .”
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