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 involve 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 collection of songs reflects what’s been on my recollection lately, and I look forward to sharing that with you ,” she tweeted.
Judging by its pas single, what appears to have been on her recollection lately is very much what was on her head in 2016. The first way to be exhausted is called Don’t Lie to Me, and its target seems plain.” Your lips move but your words get in the way ,” she sings, as fibres swell with a usual flair for melodrama.” How do “youre sleeping” when the world is burning? Everyone answers to someone .”( It has repetition of another pa 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 mentions no refers, although Streisand aims at” tycoons and monarches, felons 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 over interior design.
It places up an fascinating duel of the diva versus the Donald, and certainly Streisand, who says she is” a fierce American”, has a big enough voice 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 channel.” I just moved ballistic ,” she said.” We’re in a conflict for the being of America .”
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