She has long spoken out against the present US president, but with her brand-new music, Streisand has declared an all-out battle. If anyone has a big enough expression to be heard, its her …
In 2016, Barbra Streisand wrote a column for the Huffington Post in which she criticized the then-presidential nominee Donald Trump. He is” a narcissist who has shown no regard for anyone but himself”, she wrote.” A bigoted and misogynist reality-TV reference with no political experience and no qualm about lying aloud and often .” In November, Streisand will release Walls, her first album of original textile since 2005.” This collection of ballads reflects what’s been on my head lately, and I look forward to sharing that with you ,” she tweeted.
Judging by its make single, what appears to have been on her intellect lately is much what was on her thinker in 2016. The first racetrack to be secreted is called Don’t Lie to Me, and its target seems plain.” Your cheeks move but your words get in the way ,” she sings, as fibres swell with a typical knack 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 reputation no calls, although Streisand aims at” rulers and mistress, villains and thieves” who” built towers of copper 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 sets up an intriguing duel of the diva versus the Donald, and certainly Streisand, who says she is” a raging 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 happening to aspire to. Patently, there was no chance of it turning out that practice.” I precisely went ballistic ,” she said.” We’re in a conflict for the being of America .”
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