Barbra Streisand, one of the greatest talents of all time, is coming back to music after a thirteen-year hiatus. The singer is backing on the horse with a new record, Walls, which arrives in stores, both physical and digital, on the 2nd of November.
Streisand’s new record features a track called, “Don’t Lie To Me,” and her latest effort is in reference to Donald Trump’s statements on illegal immigration and building a wall to keep them out.
In an interview with Billboard Magazine, Streisand revealed that she had to write a song about the chief-in-command. According to the long-time star, Trump likes to “change the facts to justify” his choices.
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“These times gave me energy,” the singer added. While Walls takes inspiration from the controversial political atmosphere that we find ourselves in, Barbra is also hopeful for change and stresses the importance of resiliency.
Barbra says, we, as a society, have to grow. When Billboard called Barbra over the phone, they asked her if her song, “Don’t Lie To Me,” was about the president, and she said, “the liar in chief. The groper in chief.”
Streisand accused the president of insulting everybody, having no manners, and even poking fun at disabled people. She has written 15 Huffington Post pieces about him.
Barbra claimed during the interview that her record is a reflection of the political system, and the necessary changes we need to make, collectively. Moreover, Streisand believes we need to abolish the Electoral College system, “That’s what I know,” the singer remarked. “The popular votes should count,” she added.
While many people have called for the abolition of the Electoral College process, it’s actually an essential part of the political system, that gives a voice to minority states. If it didn’t exist, large states with regional interests such as New York and California would determine the outcome of the presidential election every four years.
Essentially, it stops the majority, who generally tend to live in the same area, from dominating the smaller and less powerful states.