Barbra Streisand Premieres New Song “Don't Lie to Me”
- American singer-songwriter and actress Barbra Streisand unveiled a new song “Don't Lie to Me” from her upcoming thirty-sixth studio album “Walls”.
The song was written as a criticism of America's political climate and Donald Trump.
She told the Associated Press about the song. "I just can’t stand what’s going on. His assault on our democracy, our institutions, our founders — I think we’re in a fight… We’re in a war for the soul of America…"
“I wanted to talk about the things that were making me feel so sad, heartbroken,” she said. “I’m a kind of fierce American. I don’t know who we are anymore as a country. Are we embracing people who flee oppression? Or are we separating children from parents, putting them in cages? I don’t know if people care about the planet, the survival of the planet. Do they care about clean air? Clean water? Clean food? If they do, how could they vote for somebody like Trump, who believes it’s a hoax? I’m frightened for this country. And yet, I have hope.”
- The album “Walls” is set be released on November 2, 2018. Originally titled "What’s On My Mind", but after reading lyric of "Walls" which is included the album, she changed the album title.
“Then I had an idea for the cover,” she notes, “me against this wall. The wall of society, the walls of this presidency, the walls that obstruct justice. Yet there’s a light coming in and hope for the future. We have to grow as a nation, we just have to grow out of this and see the light; that’s all I can say.”
The album features reworking classics like “Imagine,” ″What a Wonderful World” and “What the World Needs Now.”
- source : Associated Press