Barbra Streisand’s new song “Don’t Lie to Me” is grand and politically charged, and her self-directed music video, released on Tuesday (Oct. 9), is equally as powerful.
“You can build towers of bronze and gold/ You can build castles in the sky/ You can use smoke and mirrors, all clichés/ Not today, not today,” she belts in the song.
In a recent interview with Billboard, Streisand was open about the song’s inspiration. “The Liar in Chief, the Groper in Chief — yeah, I’ve written many articles about this… this person… who has no manners, insults everybody, makes fun of disabled people,” she said. “I don’t know what to say, I’ve written like 15 Huffington Post pieces. This way my way to do my record, because what else could I think about? It’s my protest, in a sense, about this unprecedented time in our history.”
The single is from her upcoming LP, Walls, out Nov. 2. It’s set to be her first album of primarily original songs since 2005. Watch the “Don’t Lie to Me” video below: