Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Belinda Carlisle is back with a new single – her first since 1997 – and tour.
The singer, celebrating more than 35 years as a solo performer, just released a new single that reunites fans with her beautiful voice and pop sensibility. “Big Big Love” is her latest collaboration with Academy Award-nominated songwriter Diane Warren and serves up a great vocal performance, driving synths, and a fantastic hook and is another hit in the making.
“Big Big Love” will be followed by a five-track digital EP entitled Kismet, featuring the single and four additional new songs with words and music by Diane Warren. The EP is scheduled to be released on May 12.
Belinda and Diane first collaborated in 1987 for Belinda’s second solo album Heaven on Earth, which featured the Diane Warren penned songs, “I Get Weak” and “World Without You,” and also the anthemic “Heaven Is A Place On Earth,” the track that shot to the top of the charts all over the world and established Belinda Carlisle as a global star.
Of the pairing, Diane says, “I’m so excited for everyone to hear Belinda’s new record. She’s never sounded better. It’s so great to be working together again after all these years. From “I Get Weak” and now to “Big Big Love,” a new chapter has begun. I can’t wait for everyone to hear these new hits!”
Discussing working with Diane Warren, Belinda Carlisle commented, “Twenty-seven years on from making my last English language pop record I really wasn’t thinking I would ever make one again…… and I was quite happy with that idea. Then a chance encounter in a coffee shop led me back to the wonderful Diane Warren and she gave me the incredible gift of this song and the other songs on my upcoming EP.”
Carlisle goes on to add, “Diane’s songwriting is both a joy and mystery to me. She makes it look so easy, where I imagine it must be unbelievably hard, to do what she does so amazingly well over so many years and so many records. I can’t thank her enough for writing this music for me and I only hope everyone else loves it as much as I do.”
In addition to Belinda’s new solo outings, she has also recently recorded another Diane Warren track – “Gonna Be You” which is featured in the movie 80 For Brady. This song saw Belinda team up with Dolly Parton, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and Debbie Harry – a line-up of female icons for the ages.
In celebration of her legendary career, Belinda is embarking on a 15-city tour that kicks off on July 1 in Peachtree City, Georgia with stops across the country. We’re looking forward to a big big summer of music from this iconic performer. Keep up with Belinda on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.