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Barbra Streisand Released Her First Original Song in 5 Years

"Love Will Survive," written for Peacock's "The Tattooist of Auschwitz," is quite the sweeping ballad.


via Russell James

She may be 82, but Barbra Streisand can still make a devastating ballad that tears at the heartstrings like almost no one else. Her newest song “Love Will Survive,” her first original song since her 2018 album “Walls,” was released a week ago, ahead of today’s premiere of Peacock’s “The Tattooist of Auschwitz,” where it is featured at the end of each episode as the credits role.

The song, which has lyrics by Charlie Midnight, and was co-written and co-produced by Walter Afanasieff, incorporates the show’s score, which was composed by the amazing Hans Zimmer and Kara Talve (part of the Bleeding Fingers Music composer collective). It’s Streisand’s first original TV track, and it is as dramatic as they come, with Babs’ voice as dreamy as ever.

“With every season of sorrow, somehow our love survives,” she sings. “In the darkness, we kept hope alive. We made a promise that love will survive.” The lyrics echo the themes of the show, which tells the almost impossible love story of Lali Sokolow and Gita Furman, who meet and fall in love at Auschwitz.

“Because of the rise in antisemitism around the world today, I wanted to sing ‘Love Will Survive’ in the context of this series, as a way of remembering the 6 million souls who were lost less than 80 years ago,” Streisand shared in a statement about the song. “And also to say that even in the darkest of times, the power of love can triumph and endure.”

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