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 assaulted the then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. He is” a narcissist who has shown no regard for anyone but himself”, she wrote.” A bigoted and misogynist reality-TV character with no political ordeal and no anxieties about lying loudly and often .” In November, Streisand will release Walls, her first album of original material since 2005.” This accumulation of lyrics reflects what’s been on my brain lately, and I look forward to sharing that with you ,” she tweeted.
Judging by its induce single, what appears to have been on her memory lately is very much what was on her thought in 2016. The first track to be exhausted is called Don’t Lie to Me, and its target seems grassland.” Your cheeks affect 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 dad star’s presidential potshot, Pink’s Dear Mr President from 2006, which too constituted the question of how the then-president, George W Bush, could sleep at night .)
Don’t Lie to Me appoints no refers, although Streisand aims at” monarches and monarches, 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 situates up an provocative engagement of the diva versus the Donald, and certainly Streisand, who says she is” a relentles 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 exceedingly Streisand thing to aspire to. Obviously, there was no chance of it turning out that path.” I only went ballistic ,” she said.” We’re in a struggle for the being of America .”
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