According to The Washington Post, Newman has only released four studio albums in the past 36 years. His last album came out in 2008 and featured the satirical song, "I'm Dreaming of a White President," which effectively roasted those who were hesitant to vote for Barack Obama because of his race.
"Putin" pokes fun at the shirtless, horseback-riding, tractor-driving Russian leader. Although Newman told The Washington Post that he didn't intend for the song to be overtly political, it is impossible to ignore how timely it is. Newman also opened up about his feelings on Donald Trump.
It’s a big surprise to me about the country that there are 40 million people prepared to vote for [Trump.] They wouldn’t want him as a friend. No matter who you are, you wouldn’t want him on your bowling team or to have dinner with him or anything. They would recognize it immediately in a guy. A big blowhard, braggart.
Maybe Newman and Pixar should cash in on Russia's political relevance and make the least adorable animated movie of all time. You will probably cry more at Pixar's Putin than Pixar's Up, but for totally different reasons.