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 attacked 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 experience and no qualms about lying loudly and often .” In November, Streisand will release Walls, her first book of original material since 2005.” This collecting of carols reflects what’s been on my knowledge lately, and I look forward to sharing that with you ,” she tweeted.
Judging by its result single, what appears to have been on her thinker lately is very much what was on her head in 2016. The first trail to be exhausted is called Don’t Lie to Me, and its target seems plateau.” Your lips move but your words get in the way ,” she sings, as cords swell with a usual elegance for melodrama.” How do “youre sleeping” when the world is burning? Everyone answers to someone .”( It has repetition of another popping star’s presidential potshot, Pink’s Dear Mr President from 2006, which also constituted the question of how the then-president, George W Bush, could sleep at night .)
Don’t Lie to Me identifies no mentions, although Streisand aims at” emperors and monarches, villains and thieves” who” built towers of copper 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 decides up an fascinating engagement of the diva versus the Donald, and certainly Streisand, who says she is” a fierce American”, has a big enough expression 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 extremely Streisand thing to aspire to. Obviously, there was no chance of it turning out that practice.” I only travelled ballistic ,” she said.” We’re in a crusade for the soul of America .”
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