In New York Times interview, Streisand discusses "Walls" album & more.
As its name suggests, Barbra Streisand's new album Walls will confront the openly Democratic singer's opposition to President Donald Trump head-on. In a new interview with The New York Times, Streisand said that she "probably will turn a lot of people off" with the choice.
"Truth has always worked for me, so to see the truth defiled every day is very, very painful for me. I only can do what I can do. I probably will turn a lot of people off," the singer said. "I can only be true to me as an artist and if people like it that’s great, and if they don’t, they don’t have to buy it or listen to it. But me in real life is more important than me as the artist. As a citizen, that’s the role."
One song from the album, due Nov. 2, has already been released: "Don't Lie to Me" directly addresses Trump and falsehoods, while the Times reports that the album's title track, "Walls," warns against building the aforementioned edifices "where they shouldn't be."